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Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. ...
by Robert Green Ingersoll

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

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It is a thousand times better to have common sense
without education than to have education without common sense.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament,
he would be a criminal.
If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New,
he would be insane.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

 

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

In the night of death, hope sees a star,
and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

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Let us put theology out of religion.
Theology has always sent the worst to heaven,
the best to hell.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

An honest God is the noblest work of man.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate,
when honor scorns to compromise with death -
that is heroism.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long
enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence.
Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts,
and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments;
there are consequences.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Few rich men own their property; their property owns them.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

The more liberty you give away the more you will have.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Tolerance is giving to every other human being every
right that you claim for yourself.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

I would rather live and love where death is king than
have eternal life where love is not.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance
of the gentleman who reads it.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

My creed is that: Happiness is the only good.
The place to be happy is here.
The time to be happy is now.
The way to be happy is to make others so.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others,
no matter if he occupies a throne.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me,
that doesn't pay Smith.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

There is no slavery but ignorance.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living
with the bones of the dead.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Reason, observation, and experience;
the holy trinity of science.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes
through the world of action.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs -
what love is to the heart,
liberty is to the soul of man.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has
had the individuality enough and courage enough to
stand by his own convictions.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

The true civilization is where every man gives to every
other every right that he claims for himself.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Happiness is the only good.
The time to be happy is now.
The place to be happy is here.
The way to be happy is to make others so.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

There can be but little liberty on earth while men
worship a tyrant in heaven.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if
they accord liberty to me.
If they hold thought to be dangerous -
if they aver that doubt is a crime,
then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god.
Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little,
that generally the god market was fairly glutted and
heaven crammed with these phantoms.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

A fact never went into partnership with a miracle.
Truth scorns the assistance of wonders.
A fact will fit every other fact in the universe,
and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact.
A lie will not fit anything except another lie.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought,
at least, you are without a chain; that you have the
right to explore all heights and depth;
that there are no walls nor fences,
nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

The superior man is the providence of the inferior.
He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak,
and a shield for the defenseless.
He stands erect by bending above the fallen.
He rises by lifting others.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

Where there's life, there's hope.
- Terence

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

I hope that you walk around the corner
and you get very surprised.
- Miranda Richardson

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

He who has health has hope,
and he who has hope has everything.
- Anonymous

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

I Hope You Dance
- the Lee Ann Womack song

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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