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Robert G. Ingersoll

Robert Green Ingersoll

[1833 - 1899]

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Foreword to the Complete Works of Ingersoll

Preface to the Complete Works of Ingersoll


Eight Hours Must Come (1890)

About Farming In Illinois (1877)

About The Holy Bible (1894)

Address To The Actors' Fund Of America (1888)

The Agnostic Christmas (1892)

Western Society Of The Army Of The Potomac Banquet (1894)

Art And Morality (1888)

Bangor Speech (1876)

What Would You Substitute For The Bible As A Moral Guide?

Trial Of C. B. Reynolds For Blasphemy

The Brain And The Bible (1881 - Preface)

The Brooklyn Divines (1883)

Brooklyn Speech (1880)

The Frank B. Carpenter Dinner (1891)

The Census Enumerator's Official Catechism (1890)

Centennial Oration (1876)

My Chicago Bible Class (1879)

Chicago Speech (1876)

An Interview On Chief Justice Comegys (1881)

Should The Chinese Be Excluded (1898)

A Christmas Sermon (1891)

Civil Rights (1883)

The Bigotry Of Colleges

An Address To Colored People (1867)

Is Corporal Punishment Degrading? (1891)

A Criticism Of Robert Elsmere --John Ward, Preacher, And An African Farm

Crumbling Creeds (1890)

Address To The Jury In The Davis Will Case (1891)

Ingersoll Debates [ Index ]

Decoration Day Oration (1882)

Decoration Day Oration (1888)

The Devil (1899)

The Divided Household Of Faith (1888)

How To Edit A Liberal Paper (1887)

Eight To Seven Address (1877)

Cruelty In The Elmira Reformatory

A Few Fragments On Expansion

Fool Friends

What I Want For Christmas (1897)

For Her Daily Bread (Preface)

The Foundations Of Faith (1895)

Fragments From The Pen of Robert G. Ingersoll

Has Freethought A Constructive Side? (1890)

The Ghosts (1877)

The Gods (1872)

God In The Constitution (1890)

The Chicago And New York Gold Speech (1896)

General Grant's Birthday Dinner (1888)

The Great Infidels (1881)

Hard Times And The Way Out

Heretics And Herecies (1874)

What Must We Do To Be Saved (1880)

How To Reform Mankind (1896)

Professor Huxley And Agnosticism (1889)

The Improved Man (1890)

Speech At Indianapolis (1868)

Speech At Indianapolis (1876)

Individuality (1873)

Should Infidels Send Their Children To Sunday School

Inspiration (1885)

A Few Reasons For Doubting The Inspiration Of The Bible (Manuscript)

Interviews With Robert G. Ingersoll [ Index ]

Is Avarice Triumphant?

Is Divorce Wrong? (1889)

Jesus Christ

The Jews

The Law's Delay

A Lay Sermon (1886)

Letters Of Robert G. Ingersoll [ Index ]

The Libel Laws (1888)

Liberty In Literature (1890)

The Liberty Of Man, Woman, And Child (1877)

Life

The Limits Of Toleration (1888)

A Look Backward And A Prophecy (1898)

Lotos Club Dinner In Honor Of Rear Admiral Schley (1898)

Lotos Club Dinner, Twentieth Anniversary (1890)

Manhattan Athletic Club Dinner (1890)

Men, Woman, And Gods (1885 - Preface)

Modern Thinkers (1888 - Preface)

Myth And Miracle (1885)

Convention Of The National Liberal League (1879)

Our New Possessions

New York Speech (1876)

Nomination Of Blaine (1876)

The Circulation Of Obscene Literature (1879)

Abraham Lincoln (1894)

Diderot

Humboldt (1869)

The Rev. Dr. Newton's Sermon On A New Religion (1888)

Robert Burns (Unpublished) (1878)

Shakespear (1891)

Thomas Paine (1870)

Tolstoy And The Kreutzer Sonata (1890)

Voltaire (1894)

Organized Charities

Orthodoxy (1884)

Our Schools (1890)

The Police Captians' Dinner (1888)

Political Morality (1882)

Address To The Press Club (1898)

Professor Briggs

Progress (1860, 1864)

Ratification Speech (1888)

Col. Ingersoll's Reply To His Critics (On Suicide)

1895 Reunion Address (1895)

My Reviewers Reviewed (1877)

Is It Ever Right For A Husband Or Wife To Kill A Rival?

Sabbath Superstition

Science And Sentiment

Convention Of The American Secular Union (1885)

Secularism (1887)

Some Interrogation Points (1887)

Some Live Topics (1885)

Some Mistakes Of Moses (1879)

Some Reasons Why (1881)

Sowing And Reaping

Spain And The Spaniard

Spirituality (1891)

The Children Of The Stage (1899)

The Star Route Trials [ Index ]

Sufferage Address (1880)

Suicide And Sanity

Suicide Of Judge Normile (1892)

Is Suicide A Sin? (1894)

Suicide A Sin (Interview) (1895)

Sumter's Gun (1891)

Superstition (1898)

Interviews On Rev. Talmage [ Index ]

The Talmagian Catechism (1882)

A Thanksgiving Sermon (1897)

Thirteen Club Dinner (1886)

Thomas Paine (1892)

The Three Philanthropists (1891)

A Tribute To Isaac H. Bailey (1899)

A Tribute To Lawrence Barrett (1891)

A Tribute To Philo D. Beckwith (1893)

A Tribute To Henry Ward Beecher (1887)

A Tribute To Roscoe Conkling (1888)

A Tribute To Thomas Corwin (1899)

A Tribute To Ebon C. Ingersoll (1879)

A Tribute To George Jacob Holyoake (1888)

A Tribute To Mrs. Ida Whiting Knowles (1887)

A Tribute To Mrs. Mary H. Fiske (1889)

A Tribute To Courtlandt Palmer (1888)

At The Grave Of Benj. W. Parker (1876)

Ernest Renan (1892)

A Tribute To The Rev. Alaxander Clark (1879)

A tribute To Dr. Thomas Seton Robertson (1898)

A Tribute To Horace Seaver (1889)

Lotos Club Dinner In Honor Of Anton Seidl (1895)

A Tribute To Richard H. Whiting (1888)

A Tribute To Walt Whitman (1882)

A Tribute To Elizur Wright (1885)

The Truth (1897)

The Truth Of History (1887)

Unitarian Club Dinner (1892)

Vindication Of Thomas Paine (1877)

Vision Of War

Vivisection (1890)

Wall Street Speech (1880)

What Infidels Have Done

What Is Relgion? (1899)

Which Way? (1884)

Why Am I Agnostic? (1889, 1890)

Why I Am An Agnostic (1896)

A Wooden God (1890)

A Word On Education (1891)

Effect Of The World's Fair On The Human Race (1891)

A Young Man's Chances Today



See Also:

A Biographical Appreciation of Robert G. Ingersoll by Herman E. Kittredge

The Ingersoll Chronology Project (Off Site)

Ingersoll the Magnificent (1954 speech) by Joseph Lewis. Collected By Positive Atheism (Cliff Walker, Webmaster) (Off Site)

Ingersoll the Magnificent (1957 book) by Joseph Lewis. Collected By Positive Atheism (Cliff Walker, Webmaster) (Off Site)

Robert Green Ingersoll Collected By Positive Atheism (Cliff Walker, Webmaster) (Off Site)

Robert G. Ingersoll - An Intimate View by I. Newton Baker



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Eight to Seven Address

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1877) Robert Green Ingersoll EIGHT TO SEVEN ADDRESS I HAVE sometimes wondered whether our country was to be forever governed by parties full of hatred, full of malice, full of slander. I have sometimes wondered whether or not in the future there would not be discovered such […]

The Limits Of Toleration

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1888) Robert Green Ingersoll A discussion between Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, Hon. Frederick R. Coudert, Ex-Gov. Stewart L. Woodford, before the Nineteenth Century Club of New York, at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 8, 1888. The points for discussion, as submitted in advance, were the following propositions: […]

Brooklyn Divines

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1883) Robert Green Ingersoll Question. The clergymen who have been interviewed, almost unanimously have declared that the church is suffering very little from the skepticism of the day, and that the influence of the scientific writers, whose opinions are regarded as atheistic or infidel, is not great; […]

Hard Times

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. Robert Green Ingersoll HARD TIMES AND THE WAY OUT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: — The lovers of the human race, the philanthropists, the dreamers of grand dreams, all predicted and all believed that when man should have the right to govern himself, when every human being should be […]

Nomination Of Blaine

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1876) Robert Green Ingersoll NOTE: The nomination of Blaine was the passionately dramatic scene of the day. Robert G. Ingersoll had been fixed upon to present Blain’s name to the Convention, and, as the result proved, a more effective champion could not have been selected in the […]

College Bigotry

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Is Avarice Triumphant

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Elmira Reformatory

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. Robert Green Ingersoll                         CRUELTY IN THE ELMIRA REFORMATORY. IN my judgment, no human being was ever made better, nobler, by being whipped or clubbed. Mr. Brockway, according to his own testimony, is simply a savage. He belongs to the Dark Ages — to the Inquisition, to […]

A Look Backward And Prophecy

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1898) Robert Green Ingersoll I CONGRATULATE The Truth Seeker on its twenty-fifth birthday. It has fought a good fight. It has always been at the front. It has carried the flag, and its flag is a torch that sheds light. Twenty-five years ago the people of this […]

Brooklyn Speech

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1880) Robert Green Ingersoll LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: Years ago I made up my mind that there was no particular argument in slander. I made up my mind that for parties, as well as for individuals, honesty in the long-run is the best policy. I made up my […]

Heretics And Hericies

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1874) Robert Green Ingersoll LIBERTY, A WORD WITHOUT WHICH ALL WORDS ARE VAIN. WHOEVER has an opinion of his own, and honestly expresses it, will be guilty of heresy. Heresy is what the minority believe; it is the name given by the powerful to the doctrine of […]

Corporal Punishment

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1891) Robert Green Ingersoll This unfinished and unrevised article was among Col. Ingersoll’s papers and is here reproduced without change. — It is a reply to the Dean of St. Paul’s Contribution to the North American Review for Dec., 1891, entitled: “Is Corporal Punishment Degrading?” ________ IS […]

Is Divorce Wrong

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1889) Robert Green Ingersoll By Cardinal Gibbons, Bishop Henry C. Potter, and Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll. The attention of the public has been particularly directed of late to the abuses of divorce, and to the facilities afforded by the complexities of American law, and by the looseness […]

Expansion Fragments

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. Robert Green Ingersoll A FEW FRAGMENTS ON EXPANSION. A NATION rises from infancy to manhood and sinks from dotage to death. I think that the great Republic is in the morning of her life — the sun just above the horizon — the grass still wet with […]

Carpenters Dinner

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1891) Robert Green Ingersoll I PRESUME I take about as much interest in what that picture represents as anybody else. I believe that it has been said this evening that the world will never be civilized so long as differences between nations are settled by gun or […]

How To Be Saved

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1880) Robert Green Ingersoll PREFACE If what is known as the Christian Religion is true, nothing can be more wonderful than the fact that Matthew, Mark and Luke say nothing about “salvation by faith;” that they do not even hint at the doctrine of the atonement, and […]

Criticism Of Elsmere

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. Robert Green Ingersoll IF one wishes to know what orthodox religion really is — I mean that religion unsoftened by Infidelity, by doubt — let him read “John Ward, Preacher.” This book shows exactly what the love of God will do in the heart of man. This […]

Jesus Christ

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Fool Friends

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Census Catechism

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1890) Robert Green Ingersoll I SUPPOSE the Government has a right to ask all of these questions, and any more it pleases, but undoubtedly the citizen would have the right to refuse to answer them. Originally the census was taken simply for the purpose of ascertaining the […]

How To Reform Mankind

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1896) Robert Green Ingersoll I “There is no darkness but ignorance.” Every human being is a necessary product of conditions, and every one is born with defects for which he cannot be held responsible. Nature seems to care nothing for the individual, nothing for the species. Life […]

Crumbling Creeds

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1890) Robert Green Ingersoll THERE is a desire in each brain to harmonize the knowledge that it has. If a man knows, or thinks he knows, a few facts, he will naturally use those facts for the purpose of determining the accuracy of his opinions on other […]

The Jews

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. Robert Green Ingersoll WHEN I was a child, I was taught that the Jews were an exceedingly hard-hearted and cruel people, and that they were so destitute of the finer feelings that they had a little while before that time crucified the only perfect man who had […]

For Her Daily Bread

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. Robert Green Ingersoll PREFACE TO LITERE’S “FOR HER DAILY BREAD.” I HAVE read this story, this fragment of a life mingled with fragments of other lives, and have been pleased, interested, and instructed. It is filled with the pathos of truth, and has in it the humor […]

Manhattan Athletic Club Dinner

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1890) Robert Green Ingersoll New York, December 27, 1890 TOAST Athletics among the Ancients THE first record of public games is found in the twenty-third Book of the Iliad. These games were performed at the funeral of Patroclus, and there were: First. A chariot race, and the […]

Centennial Oration

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. Robert Green Ingersoll One hundred years ago, our fathers retired the gods from politics. THE Declaration of Independence is the grandest, the bravest, and the profoundest political document that was ever signed by the representatives of a people. It is the embodiment of physical and moral courage […]

Huxley And Agnosticism

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1889) Robert Green Ingersoll In the February number of the Nineteenth Century, 1889, is an article by Professor Huxley, entitled “Agnosticism.” It seems that a church congress was held at Manchester in October, 1888, and that the Principal of King’s College brought the topic of Agnosticism before […]

Davis Will

Order books by and about Robert Ingersoll now. (1891) Robert Green Ingersoll                         NOTE: The matchless eloquence of Ingersoll! Where will one look for the like of it? What other man living has the faculty of blending wit and humor, pathos and fact and logic with such exquisite grace, or with such impressive force? Senator […]