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.
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
The time to be happy is now, and the place to be happy is here.
In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.
Robert Green Ingersoll — quotes and aphorisms
Taste and love are not the servants of the will. Love is and must be free. It rises from the heart like perfume from a flower.
Every good government is made up of good families. The unit of good government is the family, and anything that tends to destroy the family is perfectly devilish and infamous.
There is a quiet about the life of a farmer, and the hope of a serene old age, that no other business or profession can promise.
A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition's night, an inspiration and a prophecy.
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death — that is heroism.