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Biography - Robert Green Ingersoll:

American writer.
Born: 1833 - Died: 1899
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

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.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Ce que la lumière est aux yeux, ce que l'air est au poumon, ce que l'amour est au cœur, la liberté est à l'âme humaine.

German
Was Licht für die Augen ist, was Luft für die Lungen ist, was Liebe für das Herz ist, ist Freiheit für die Seele des Menschen.




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My spirit yearns for action, my breath for freedom.




Quotes for: love


Quotes

Quotes about love:


Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





Love, love, all the rest is nothing.





Intelligence has value only in the service of love.





There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.





Love, and do what you will.











Quotes for: heart


Quotes

Quotes about heart:


Hope stole into my heart against my will.





It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.





The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.





Great thoughts come from the heart.





Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.





With most people the heart grows old with the body.











Quotes for: soul


Quotes

Quotes about soul:


Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.





Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.





At any moment you choose you can retire within yourself. Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.





For souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.





Go, nothing is better for the soul
Than to dispel some sadness from a soul!






They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea.











Quotes for: freedom


Quotes

Quotes about freedom:


This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.





Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.





People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.





Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.





Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."











Quotes for: light


Quotes

Quotes about light:


How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.





All the diversity, all the charm, all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.





To love beauty is to see light.





Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.





Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.





A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.











Quotes

Robert Green Ingersoll also said...


Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.





Anger is the wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.





Reason, Observation and Experience — the Holy Trinity of Science — have taught us that happiness is the only good; that the time to be happy is now, and the way to be happy is to make others so.





I would not wish to live in a world where I could not express my honest opinions. Men who deny to others the right of speech are not fit to live with honest men.





Above all things, one should maintain his self-respect, and there is but one way to do that, and that is to live in accordance with your highest ideal.












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