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Quote from Robert G. 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.
Without liberty, the brain is a dungeon,
where the chained thoughts die with their pinions
pressed against the hingeless doors."


Robert G. Ingersoll (more quotes by Robert G. Ingersoll or books by/about Robert G. Ingersoll)

(1833-1899) American lawyer, Civil War veteran, political leader, orator of United States during the Golden Age of Free Thought, nicknamed "The Great Agnostic"


Lecture, 14 May 1866


Free Thought, Liberty


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