Ben Carson quotes

Born
September 18, 1951 Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Occupation
Author, neurosurgeon, politician.

Ben Carson is an American neurosurgeon, author, and politician who is the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, under the Trump Administration. Prior to his cabinet position, he was a candidate for President of the United States in the Republican primaries in 2016.

There is no such thing as a politically correct war.
– Ben Carson
I always pray for God’s guidance in my life and he always provides it. He opens the right doors he shuts the right doors. And I have tremendous faith in him. He just guided my career in an amazing way.
– 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
Our strength as a nation comes in our unity. We are the United States of America, not the divided states. And those who want to divide us are trying to divide us, and we shouldn’t let them do it.
– Ben Carson
You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to be a valuable person. You become valuable because of the knowledge that you have. And that doesn’t mean you won’t fail sometimes. The important thing is to keep trying.
– 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
I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.
– 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
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
What do lawyers learn in law school? They learn to win… What we’ve got to start thinking about is how do we solve problems.
– 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
There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe.
– 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?’
– Ben Carson
My favorite subject was recess. Fortunately for me, I had a mother who believed I was smart.
– Ben Carson
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
We should be concerned not only about the health of individual patients, but also the health of our entire society.
– Ben Carson
Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.
– Ben Carson
My thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman.
– Ben Carson
I serve God, and my purpose is to please Him, and if God be for you, who can be against you?
– 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
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
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 definitely an at-risk kid growing up.
– Ben Carson
Here’s a nation, one of the founding pillars was freedom of speech and freedom of expression. And yet, we have imposed upon people restrictions on what they can say, on what they can think. And the media is the largest proponent of this, crucifying people who say things really quite innocently.
– 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
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
People all over the nation are starved for honesty and common sense.
– Ben Carson
The key is to cut out the middleman and empower both doctor and patient with information about what things cost.
– Ben Carson
When I look at the human brain I’m still in awe of it.
– Ben Carson
You can understand why I’m a believer. I have seen miracles.
– Ben Carson
There is no one that we can afford to throw away.
– Ben Carson
If God thinks proportionality is fair who are we to say that it is unfair?
– Ben Carson
Resist this war on God, freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
– 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
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