Benjamin Carson Quotes

I struggled academically throughout elementary school

If we recognize our talents and use them appropriately and choose a field that uses those talents we will rise to the top of our field.

A good surgeon doesn't just concentrate on technical ability but also on the appropriateness of what you're doing.

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

I now had enough faith not only to believe there were answer but to feel certain that those answers would become apparent at some point in the future.

One dark night the skeletons that they had carefully hidden in an obscure closet appeared grabbed them around the throat and strangled them.

God cares about every area of our lives and God wants us to ask for help.

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.

I consider myself a logical person and you know a lot of people try to categorize me in one way or another.

By reading so much my vocabulary automatically improved along with my comprehension.

I came away with the idea that respect is really the solution. We need to teach young people to respect authority - particularly respect the law.

Secular progressivism which attempts to remove God from the public square is not consistent with the principles that established the USA.

I like the idea of a proportional tax. That way you pay according to your ability.

There is no such thing as an average human being. If you have a normal brain you are superior.

When I look at the human brain I'm still in awe of it.

What if someone hit us with an EMP cyber-attack and dirty bomb all at once? That would be pretty bad.

You pray for yourself and just ask God to give you strength.

The outstanding doctor constantly emphasized the humanitarian aspect of medical care.

There's absolutely no reason at all that physicians scientists shouldn't be involved in things that affect all of us.

Surrendering to fear and allowing ourselves to be paralyzed by peril isn't something most of us can afford to do.

What we have to stop and think about is that we have weakened ourselves militarily to such an extent that if affects all of our military policies.

Before GOD no god after him there will be no GOD.

The more I learn about the human body our environment and the universe the more it increases my faith.

Reading is the way out of ignorance and the road to achievement.

If we acknowledge our need for God he will help us.

Even if you're Bill Gates you've got problems. I'm sure he would probably easily give a few billion dollars to get rid of all the problems that he has.

Of course no religious test for the presidency - every faith adds to our national character.

People are simply not willing to look at their problems honestly and admit that they have problems.

Anyone with a normal brain can do almost anything.

Marriage is a very sacred institution and should not be degraded by allowing every other type of relationship to be made equivalent to it.

We need to start thinking about the needs of the American people before we go and solve everybody else's problems.

Politics is corrupting the American judicial system in much the same way the judicial system was corrupted in Nazi Germany.

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.

Beware the abuse of Power. Both by those we disagree with as well as those we may agree with

I could easily have decided that life was cruel that being black meant everything was stacked against me.

â?¦the brain can process two million bits of information per second. It remembers everything you've ever seen everything you've ever heardâ?¦

I am convinced that knowledge is power - to overcome the past to change our own situations to fight new obstacles to make better decisions.

Our children need to see and hear about more black role models in many fields so they can make better choices.

The kind of job doesn't matter. The length of time doesn't matter. If you work hard and do your best you'll be recognized and move onward.

If we allow ourselves to dwell on negatives on hurts on mistreatments we will be negative thinkers. So be open to positive thinking THINK BIG!

By thinking big we can transform our world.

God has given us more than fourteen billion cells and connections in our brain. Why would God give us such a complex organ system unless he expects us to use it?

My experience has confirmed the wisdom of so much of what the Bible teaches.

We seem to be afraid to give the Kurds weaponry. We like to send it for some strange reason through Baghdad and then they only get a tenth of it.

If we develop in-depth knowledge it will enable us to give our best to others and help to make a better world.

I've had a lot of experience building things organizing things a national scholarship program.

It's a failure only if you don't get anything out of it Thomas Edison said he knew 999 ways that a light bulb did not work; yet we have lights today.

What the Muslim Brotherhood said in the explanatory memorandum that was discovered during the Holy Land Foundation Trial was that "they will take advantage of our PC attitude to get us".

We have the world's best military even though he (President Barack Obama) has done everything he can to diminish it.

Bullies do whatever they can get away with and keep pushing boundaries until they meet resistance

Whoever wins in 2016 I'm pretty sure it's going to be a Republican I think they should make it their goal to seal that border within a year.

Here is the treasure chest of the world - the public library or a bookstore.

Do you have a brain? Then you can think your way out of it. The reason we have brains is so we can figure out how to do things.

Economics is not brain surgery.

Everyone in the world worth being nice to. Because God never creates inferior human beings each person deserves respect and dignity.

Use PMA: Positive Mental Actitude.

In order to have good health care you need a patient and you need a health care provider.

The key is to cut out the middleman and empower both doctor and patient with information about what things cost.

You are what you think.

Always give your best and try to figure out how to do an even better job.

You have yourself to blame.

What we need to do in this PC world is forget about unanimity of speech and unanimity of thought and we need to concentrate on being respectful of those people with whom we disagree.

Do your best and let God do the rest.

I would love us to bring back our Juedo-Christian values and begin to teach those things at a time other than a political election.

Things that Hillary Clinton advocates are antithetical to Christian values: killing babies redefining institutions established by God.

Successful people don't have fewer problems. They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward.

I always say if God didn't allow any bad things to happen we would already be in heaven and we are not there.

You can understand why I'm a believer. I have seen miracles.

(I'm) the only one to take out half a brain although you would think if you go to Washington that someone had beat me to it.

I have no problem with being vetted. What I do have a problem with is being lied about and then putting that as truth.

Carson doesn't believe in fighting stupid wars.

Why should we be letting people smoke their cigars in their comfortable chairs in Raqqa?

God would grant all of us wisdom calm and peace that his presence would be in the operating room and that his will might be done.

We are not like dogs who are kind of "What am I going to eat today? Oh there is a rabbit; I am going to go chase it.

A culture exists within the [Ted] Cruz camp that would allow people to take advantage of a situation like this in a very dishonest way.

We'll always be safe in Jesus Christ if we place our faith in the Lord.

I got involved with classical music when I was in high school and it's followed me throughout my entire life and probably had a profound effect on my life.

As a pediatric neurosurgeon I frequently faced life and death situations and had to come up with the right diagnosis the right plan and execute that plan frequently with other colleagues.

A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight â?? and when they come out theyâ??re gay.

It's ridiculous that our solar system not to mention the universe outside of that is extraordinarily well organized to the point where we can predict 70 years away when a comet is coming.

People are starving for that coming out of Washington. And it's not a Democrat thing or a Republican thing. I think it's a politician thing.

If we commit ourselves to reading thus increasing our knowledge only God limits how far we can go in this world.

That's the only way we're going to get through these programs. That is true compassion. Having people become dependent on others is not compassion at all.

I have sunshine in my heart regardless of conditions around me.

When we are confronted by failure and mistakes we can leave them behind and go on with our lives.

As I was growing up people were always trying to talk about their sexual conquests trying to make themselves appear like a cassanova. I'm surprised you haven't heard that I really am.

I don't think really conservative or liberal; I think what makes sense.

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

What a wonderful thing is to be able to contribute to the restoration of someone's health. It's not only a feeling that I'm worth something but that I have something to contribute.

What is important what I consider success is that we make a contribution to our world.

I'm convinced that we all harvest the fruits of our labors.

Right now the United States of America is the patient. And the patient is in critical condition and will not be cured by political correctness and will not be cured by timidity.

I never had money for anything. But I tell you what did really work - books. Between the covers of those books I could go anyplace I could be anybody I could do anything.

People are worried about if somebody's going to say that I'm Islamophobic or what have you. This is craziness because we are at war. That's why I asked congress go ahead and declare the war .

Creativity is just learning to do something with a different perspective.

I said Ted Cruz has been lying because if you say something that isn't true and you say it over and over again and you know that it's not true there's no other word for it.

In our culture security has become an obsession.

If we would spend on education half the amount of money that we currently lavish on sports and entertainment we could provide complete and free education for every student in this country.

These are just things that we don't know and that's where trust and faith come in.

A truly moral nation enacts policies that encourage personal responsibility and discourage self-destructive behavior by not subsidizing people who live irresponsibly and make poor choices.

Even if somebody disagrees with you their life is still valuable.

Rather than reacting to every risk we hear and see we should make an effort to discern which ones we can do something about.

The doors of the world are opened to people who can read.

There's no such thing as useless knowledge. You never know what doors it's going to open up for you.

We have much better policies than the Democrats do.

I grew up in Detroit. I grew up in an environment where you were supposed to be Democrat where they told you that Republicans were evil people and that they were racist.

We need to be on a war footing. We need to understand that our nation is in grave danger.

I began to realize that poverty was really more of a choice than anything else and that I could change that. And it just really depended on how hard I wanted to work.

I do not want to get rid of the safety net I want to get rid of dependency.

Maybe that's how I learned to handle up my deep forgetting.

We have to take ISIS oil shut down all of the mechanisms whereby they can disperse money because they go after disaffected individuals from all over the place and they're able to pay them.

Having grown up in dire poor the thing that I hated the most in life was poverty.

It's very difficult to speak to a large group of people these days and not offend someone.

Do we have a brain? Than use it. It's all you need to overcome a problem. That's the secret. That's my simple but powerful prescription for life love and success in a dangerous world.

The government is supposed to respond to the will of the people. Not dictate to the people what they are doing.

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.

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.

The point is we can decry the dangers we face or ignore them or even allow ourselves to be paralyzed by fear.

If you don't accept excuses then people will stop giving them and will start looking for solutions.

Uninformed people can be easily manipulated.

Law officials put their lives on the line every single day for us and I think we also owe them a degree of respect.

Education does not necessarily make one wise?

I've gotten literally thousands of contacts from people across the country - and the most poignant ones being elderly people - who said I had given up on America and I was just waiting to die.

I think it's a fallacy that only people in elected office can come up with solutions that solve our problems. I just think maybe there's a different paradigm.

The person who has the most to do what happens to you in life is you. Not somebody else and not the environment.

If we set our priority "the removal of all risk" we'll soon have sterile stagnant and unstimulating learning environments.

Knowledge makes people special. Knowledge enriches life itself.

If God thinks proportionality is fair who are we to say that it is unfair?

I think God's a pretty fair guy.

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.

You've promised that if we come to You and ask something in faith that You'll do it.

Do not underestimate the importance of feeling special.

The thing that is probably most important is having a brain and to be able to figure things out and learn things very rapidly.

Stop thinking of failing.

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.

There comes a time when people with values simply have to stand up. Think about Nazi Germany. Most of those people did not believe in what Hitler was doing.

I wouldn't go to war over Ukraine.

So we [Americans] have a history a taking care of each other. Now for some strange reason starting sort of in the 20's with Woodrow Wilson the government started getting involved in everything.

If we make every attempt to increase out knowledge in order to use it for human good it will make a difference in us and in our world.

I always pray before any of the operation. I think God help me know what to do.

Being a doctor at Johns Hopkins does not make me any better in God's sight than the individual who has not had the opportunity to gain such an education but who still works hard.

I feel very blessed to have been involved with some of the most complex surgical procedures in the history of the world.

I just happen to believe that people are not stupid.

I just hated poverty.

I think of success as reaching beyond ourselves and helping other people in specific ways.

It does not matter where we come from or what we look like. If we recognize our abilities are willing to learn and to use what we know in helping others we will always have a place in the world.

Say your prayers. And I'll say mine. Because I really think it helps.

I'd like to be remembered as someone who got others to recognize the potential that was within them.

If you hear how wonderful you are often enough you begin to believe it no matter how you try to resist it.

It seems like when you're in the race they do everything they can to ignore you so maybe being out of the race [I] might get a little more attention we'll see.

When I was 14 I tried to stab someone.

What I agree with is that we need a significantly changed taxation system. And the one that I've advocated is based on tithing because I think God is a pretty fair guy.

I don't worry about things that aren't important.

There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe.

Why should I give someone else such power over my life?

If we don't get the military right nothing else matters.

Military action is never the first thing that you jump to. You always look at other possibilities including economic sanctions tightening the screws.

Middle East has been in turmoil for thousands of years. For us to think that we're going to in there and fix that with a couple of little bombs and a few little decorations is relatively foolish.

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.

No matter who you are no matter what you do-do not be too big for GOD.

We create our own destiny by the way we do things. We have to take advantage of opportunities and be responsible for our choices.

Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery

A great operation on the wrong patient is just as bad as a horrible operation on the right patient. So you have to have all that together.

We need to reorient people in terms of what real success is all about.

Happiness doesn't result from what we get but from what we give.

If you're a Christian and you're running for president and you want to make this into a theocracy I'm not going to support you.

'Why risk?'" I responded. 'It should be why not to risk?'

We need to be willing to stand up and speak up for what we believe.

We get out of life what we put into it. The way we treat others is the way we ourselves get treated.

Through the use of books I had the whole world at my feet: could travel anywhere meet anyone and do anything.

Why would I want to run for Congress and continue to get tainted with all the things that people get tainted with as they come along the system.

They were saying you would be a tremendous addition to the military and we can get you into West Point with a full scholarship. And I simply said I want to be a doctor. I really appreciate it.