Inspirational Ben Carson Quotes

Motivational Ben Carson Quotes and Sayings

Ben Carson Quotes:- Ben Carson (born September 18, 1951) is an American politician, public servant, author, and retired neurosurgeon serving as the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since 2017.

Inspirational Ben Carson Quotes

Economics is not brain surgery.
Ben Carson

Inspirational Ben Carson Quotes

I first wanted to be a psychiatrist. I decided against that in medical school when I discovered that psychiatrists didn’t, in reality, do what they did on TV.
Ben Carson

One of the reasons surgeons have so much trouble separating Siamese twins is that nobody gets to do many of them. On the table, the anatomy is so different from normal, that you’re constantly trying to figure out, ‘Can I cut this? Does this wire lead to what?’ It’s like trying to defuse a bomb.
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Our children need to see and hear about more black role models in many fields so they can make better choices.
Ben Carson


You’re going to be much less likely to point the finger at somebody and create a huge brouhaha when it wasn’t necessary if you had stopped and asked yourself, ‘Could I have done things to prevent this situation?’
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If you go and talk to most people, they mean well but they don’t have much of breadth on education, of knowledge of understanding what the real issues are and therefore they listen to pundits on television who tell them what they are supposed to think and they keep repeating that until pretty soon they say, ‘Oh, well that must be true.’
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I could easily have decided that life was cruel, that being black meant everything was stacked against me.
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And I’ve always said, ‘If two people think the same thing about everything, one of them isn’t necessary.’ We need to be able to understand that if we’re going to make real progress.
Ben Carson

The Roman Empire was very, very much like us. They lost their moral core, their sense of values in terms of who they were. And after all of those things converged together, they just went right down the tubes very quickly.
Ben Carson

Those of us who believe in God and derive our sense of right and wrong and ethics from God’s Word really have no difficulty whatsoever defining where our ethics come from. People who believe in survival of the fittest might have more difficulty deriving where their ethics come from. A lot of evolutionists are very ethical people.
Ben Carson

So after a while, if people won’t accept your excuses, you stop looking for them.
Ben Carson

We live in a country that used to have a can-do attitude, and now we have a ‘what-can-you-do-for-me?’ attitude, and what I try to do is find ways that we can develop common ground.
Ben Carson

I have this feeling that as time goes on, we’re not getting any more civilized, and we should be. We’re still running around like the days of Genghis Khan. There are so many important, better things to do and we need to encourage people to reach into the brighter side of humanity and not encourage people to continue to glorify the darker side.
Ben Carson

When I look at the human brain I’m still in awe of it.
Ben Carson

I’ve had experiences in my life that leave no doubt in my mind about the fact that God exists. I’m quite willing to debate people who don’t think so because I want them to explain to me how did our solar system gets so organized and how is the universe so complex and yet well-organized that we can predict 70 years hence when a comet is coming?
Ben Carson

If we can take young people who excel at the highest levels, put them on the same kind of pedestal as the all-state basketball player and the all-state football player, and begin to get the same kind of recognition, it will have a profound effect, and we are finding that it does.
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My strong belief is that God created human beings and therefore he knows about every aspect of the human body. So if I want to fix it, I just need to stay in harmony with Him.
Ben Carson

We are more than just flesh and bones. There are a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we can’t measure. We can’t find it. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet it’s there.
Ben Carson

You know, I’m a physician. I like to diagnose things. And, you know, I’ve diagnosed some pretty, pretty significant issues that I think a lot of people resonate with.
Ben Carson

Kids have what I call a built-in hypocrisy antenna that comes up and blocks out what you’re saying when you’re being a hypocrite.
Ben Carson

The most important thing for me is having a relationship with God. To know that the owner, the creator of the universe loves you, sent His Son to die for your sins; that’s very empowering. Knowing Him and knowing that He loves me gives me encouragement and confidence to move forward.
Ben Carson

Well, I say that the most important job you can possibly have is raising a child, and it needs to be treated that way. You have to show them, rather than just talk to them.
Ben Carson

God has opened many doors of opportunity throughout my lifetime, but I believe the greatest of those doors was allowing me to be born in the United States of America.
Ben Carson

I want the government to provide the military so we don’t get invaded by somebody and destroyed. I want the government to provide the roads so I can get from point A to B. In terms of taking care of my day to day needs, I want to do that myself. I want my community to do that.
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The P.C. police are out in force at all times… We’ve reached a point where people are actually afraid to talk about what they want to say.
Ben Carson

Illogical thinkers throw names and slurs around because they have no arguments with which to rebut their opponents. Rational people have to keep hammering their points home.
Ben Carson

Our schools too often want to shut people up so they can’t talk about real solutions. People who think differently tend to clam up because they think something is wrong with their ideas.
Ben Carson

People spending more of their own money on routine health care would make the system more competitive and transparent and restore the confidence between the patients and the doctors without government rationing.
Ben Carson

In general, I was a good kid. It usually took a lot to make me mad. But once I reached the boiling point, I lost all rational control. Totally without thinking, when my anger was aroused, I grabbed the nearest brick, rock, or stick to bash someone. It was as if I had no conscious will in the matter.
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There is so much potential out there in young people and they aren’t getting the right information or being encouraged in the right ways. This is our duty as a society.
Ben Carson

There is a tendency of people to try to make you believe only a few people are smart. As a brain surgeon, I know better than that.
Ben Carson

I actually don’t think that I’m that much smarter than anybody else. It’s just that I frequently just seem to know what to do, and I think that’s wisdom.
Ben Carson

I believe that things are always going to work out, even if in the beginning it doesn’t look like they are working out. I know in the long run they are going to work out, and it’s going to be fine.
Ben Carson

I would prefer to just continue to speak about truth and to speak about what makes sense.
Ben Carson

In my own personal life, God plays a great role in the risk, because I pray before I go into the operating room for every case, and I ask him to give me wisdom, to help me to know what to do – and not only for operating but for everything.
Ben Carson

It’s very important for people to know themselves and understand what their value system is, because if you don’t know what your value system is, then you don’t know what risks are worth taking and which ones are worth avoiding.
Ben Carson

I was perhaps the worst student you have ever seen. You know, I thought I was stupid, all my classmates thought I was stupid, so there was general agreement.
Ben Carson

Don’t let anyone turn you into a slave. You’re a slave if you let the media tell you that sports and entertainment are more important than developing your brain.
Ben Carson

But, you know, we have these entrenched entities – and I’m talking about both Republicans and Democrats – who believe that when you’re elected to office, you become some kind of member of the aristocracy and that anyone who challenges you is attacking you and is unpatriotic. This is foolishness.
Ben Carson

I detest politics, to be honest with you. It’s a cesspool. And I don’t think I would fare well in that cesspool because I don’t believe in political correctness and I certainly don’t believe in dishonesty.
Ben Carson

Quite frankly, having an uninformed populace works extremely well, particularly when you have a media that doesn’t understand its responsibility and feels more like it’s an arm of a political party. They can really take advantage of an uninformed populace.
Ben Carson

It doesn’t matter if you come from the inner city. People who fail in life are people who find lots of excuses. It’s never too late for a person to recognize that they have potential in themselves.
Ben Carson

Over the years my mother’s steadfast faith in God has inspired me, particularly when I had to perform extremely difficult surgical procedures or when I found myself faced with my own medical care.
Ben Carson

No matter how good you are at planning, the pressure never goes away. So I don’t fight it. I feed off it. I turn pressure into motivation to do my best.
Ben Carson

The mind controls so much of the body. We are much more than flesh and blood; we are complex systems. Patients do better when they have faith that they’re going to do better. That’s why I always tell my patients and their families not to neglect their prayers. There’s nobody I don’t say that too.
Ben Carson

You can understand why I’m a believer. I have seen miracles.
Ben Carson

You need an incredible amount of self-confidence to go digging around in someone’s brain.
Ben Carson

There’s no question that as science, knowledge, and technology advance, that we will attempt to do more significant things. And there’s no question that we will always have to temper those things with ethics.
Ben Carson

With everything that is complex, we learn. If you don’t learn, then it’s an utter and abject failure. If you do learn, and you’re able to apply that to the next situation, then you take away a measure of success.
Ben Carson

Well, when did this become a monarchy? You know, we are the people. The president works for us and, you know, we need to remember that.
Ben Carson

I started reading about people of great accomplishment… and it dawned on me suddenly that the person who has the most to do with what happens in your life is you.
Ben Carson

Health care is one-sixth of our economy. If the government can control that, they can control just about everything. We need to understand what is going on because there are many more economic models that can be used to give us good health care than what we have now.
Ben Carson

Corporations are not in business to be social-welfare organizations; they are there to make money.
Ben Carson

We’re not planning for the future. If we continue to spend ourselves into oblivion, we are going to destroy this nation.
Ben Carson

Nobody is starving on the streets. We’ve always taken care of them. We take care of our own; we always have. It is not the government’s responsibility.
Ben Carson

This is a country for, of, and by the people not for, of, and by the government. If we turn it over to them we cannot complain about what they’re doing because this is a natural course of men and we have to hold their feet to the fire.
Ben Carson

Education is a fundamental principle of what made America a success. We can’t afford to throw any young people away.
Ben Carson

What you’re saying is that ‘I, the superior elite, will take care of you.’ Why? Because you see, that superior, elite group needs to feel superior and elite. And they can’t be superior and elite unless you have a whole lot of people down there groveling around. So you keep them down thereby feeding them.
Ben Carson

We have much more in common with other people than we have apart.
Ben Carson

I pray before I go into the operating room for every case, and I ask him to give me wisdom, to help me to know what to do – and not only for operating but for everything.
Ben Carson

There are a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we can’t measure. We can’t find it. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet it’s there.
Ben Carson

We need to find ways to elevate the expectations, particularly of those individuals who may start off on a lower socioeconomic rung, who might be seen as disadvantaged. But, you know, the reason I say be seen as disadvantaged, it’s because life is so short, and there’s so much that can change.
Ben Carson

I was definitely an at-risk kid growing up.
Ben Carson

Famous Ben Carson Quotes

Intelligent people tend to talk about the facts. They don’t sit around and call each other names. That’s what you can find on a third-grade playground.
Ben Carson

We’ve reached a point where people are actually afraid to talk about what they want to say because somebody might be offended. We’ve got to get over this sensitivity and it keeps people from saying what they really believe.
Ben Carson

I’m not a politician. I don’t want to be a politician, because politicians do what is politically expedient. I want to do what’s right.
Ben Carson

The government is supposed to conform to our will. By taking the most important thing you have, your health and your health care, and turning that over to the government, you fundamentally shift the power, a huge chunk of it, from the people to the government. This is not the direction that we want the government to go in this nation.
Ben Carson

The fact that our government is using instruments of government like the IRS to punish its opponents, this is not the kind of thing that is a Democrat or a Republican issue. This is an American issue… A lot of people do not feel free to express themselves.
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