Robert Green Ingersoll


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Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899) was a Civil War veteran, American political leader, and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism. He was nicknamed "The Great Agnostic."

Robert Ingersoll was born in Dresden, New York. His father, John Ingersoll, was an ... more »

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  • ''Courage without conscience is a wild beast.''
    Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), U.S. lawyer, orator. Speech, May 29, 1882, New York City.
  • ''Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.''
    Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), U.S. lawyer, orator. Speech, Manhattan Liberal Club. Truth-Seeker (February 28, 1892).
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