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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Ben Carson on medicine, life, failure, God, happiness, hurdles, giving, obstacles, potential, wonderful and inspirational.

77 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Ben Carson That Urge You To Think Big

Famous As: Politician, Former Neurosurgeon

Born On: September 18, 1951

Born In: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Ben Carson is an American neurosurgeon and politician. He is regarded as one of the most authoritative voices in the profession and has authored a number of books on the subject. Carson studied at ‘Yale University’ and then attended the ‘University of Michigan Medical School’ and served as the ‘Director of Pediatric Neuro-surgery’ at the ‘John Hopkins Hospital’ for 29 years, till his retirement in 2013. Carson has performed several path breaking surgical procedures during his illustrious career, like that of separating Siamese twins and many others. As a leading surgeon and political thinker, he has written a number of books. Some of the notable ones include ‘Gifted Hands’, ‘One Vote: Make Your Voice Heard Again’, ‘America the Beautiful’ and ‘You Have a Brain’ among others. He was awarded the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ in 2008. Carson is without doubt one of the finest surgeons of the modern era; here are some of his thoughts, views and quotes on medicine, surgery, life and politics. Read through the inspiring quotes and thoughts by Ben Carson.

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

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Do your best and let God do the rest.

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

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

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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?

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

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

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

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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.

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When I treat other people with kindness and love, it is part of my way of paying my debt to God and the world for the privilege of living on this planet.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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I have to come to realize that God does not want to punish us, but rather, to fulfill our lives. God created us, loves us and wants to help us to realize our potential so that we can be useful to others.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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I came to realize that if people could make me angry they could could control me. Why should I give someone else such power over my life?

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…the brain can process two million bits of information per second. It remembers everything you've ever seen, everything you've ever heard…

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

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

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It's not what you do but that kind of job you do that makes the difference.

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

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The doors of the world are open to dose who can read.

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

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He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city” (RSV).

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

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No knowledge is ever wasted.

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

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To do his best, one needs a confidence that says, "I can do anything, and if I can't do it, I know how to get help.

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If you can read, honey, you can learn just about anything you want to know. The doors of the world are open to people who can read. And

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There is no freedom without bravery.

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When someone is being particularly mean and nasty, I simply think to myself, he or she used to be a cute little baby, I wonder what happened?

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This is what we’re going to do. I asked God for wisdom, and this is the answer I got.

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Close the wounds, and the 22-hour surgical ordeal was over. The Siamese

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While wisdom dictates the need for education, education does not necessarily make one wise.

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If Americans simply choose to vote for the person who has a D or an R by their name, we will get what we deserve, which is what we have now.

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The culture in which we live stresses looking out for number one. Without adopting such a self-centered value system, we can demand the best of ourselves while we are extending our hands to help others.

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Because if you don’t accept excuses, pretty soon people stop giving them, and they start looking for solutions. And that is a critical issue when it comes to success.

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Being a member of a minority race doesn’t mean being a minority achiever.

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There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave, There are souls that are pure and true; Then give the world the best you have, And the best will come back to you. Madeline Bridges

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They forbid the use of the word slavery by conservatives, the mention of Nazism by conservatives, or the mention of homosexuality in anything other than a positive context, to name a few of their rules.

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Great things were going to happen in my life, and I had to do my part by preparing myself and being ready.

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When the vision of the U.S. government included guarding the rights of people but staying out of their way, America was an economic engine more powerful than anything the world had ever witnessed.

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When I was young, I thought classical music was only the background noise for cartoons.

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When we have done our best, we also have to learn that we still need to rely on God. Our best — no matter how good — is incomplete if we leave God out of the picture.

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Craig is not yours that you should demand to keep him. He doesn’t belong to you, Susan. He is mine.

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In any career, whether as a surgeon, a musician, or a secretary, one needs to have a confidence that says, “I can do anything, and if I can’t do it, I know how to get help.

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

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Those who love to talk will experience the consequences, for the tongue can kill or nourish life. PROVERBS 18:21

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Godliness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. PROVERBS 14:34

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What is the best thing that happens if we refuse to abide by the dictates of political correctness? I believe that we could return to a nation that truly cherishes freedom of speech and freedom of expression.

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If you're good, you'll be recognized. Because people, even if they're prejudiced, are going to want the best. You just have to make being the best your goal in life.

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Abraham Lincoln once said, “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my mother.

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I am fond of saying that if two people think and say the same thing about everything, then one of them is not necessary.

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In an ideal world, both parties would desire to uphold the Constitution,

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The human brain has billions of neurons and hundreds of billions of interconnections. It can process more than two million bits of information per second and can remember everything you have ever seen or heard.

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If we are to put an end to division, people from all political persuasions will have to stop fighting one another and seek true unity, not just a consensus that benefits one party.

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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

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One way to develop courage is to consider what will happen if we fail to act.

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We all have choices in the way we react to the words we hear. Our lives and the lives of all those around us will be significantly improved if we choose to react positively rather than negatively.

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Margaret Mead, who said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

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No knowledge is ever wasted. To quote the apostle Paul: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God” (Romans 8:28).

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THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM

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It's not what you know but the kind of job you do that makes the difference.

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Or not they plan to keep the baby. They

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Sure. I know I hated it when a resident disregarded a

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The fact that the Republican Party in particular often seems to stand for principle, only to cave in to pressure at the last minute, has turned off a huge number of voters.

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It mattered not what color your skin was on the outside, but rather what the condition was of your heart and mind inside.

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God has an overall plan for people’s lives and the details get worked out along the way, even though we usually have no idea what’s going on.

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