41 Incredible Ben Stein Quotes

41 Incredible Ben Stein Quotes

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Ben Stein is a lawyer, actor, and writer from Washing, D.C., United States. He gained early fame by writing speeches for presidents such as Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. After his stint as a speechwriter he broke into the entertainment field and began acting. In his career he hosted an Emmy Award winning game host, multiple animated series, and movies.

“After all the black man has been through in this world, he can still often reach levels of spirituality the most pampered white man cannot touch. Maybe what he’s been through is the reason

“Americans are terrified because so many of them have been laid off in recent years and months and they fear that they may be next. Even if they have not been laid off or have not known
anyone laid off, they definitely know someone who has lost his home.”

“And there hasn’t been much progress in Darwinism since [the life of Darwin].”

“Every soul deserves a shot at a Cadillac, but not everyone should be guaranteed a Cadillac.”

“Evolutionism, as taught by Darwinism, has nothing – nothing – to say about how life originated. Has nothing to say about how the governing principles in the universe – gravity,
thermodynamics, motion, fluid motion – how any of those originated. It’s…it’s got some gigantic missing pieces.”

“Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.”

“God bless the devout Christians of this country. They are Israel’s best friends on the earth.”

“Humans are alive, therefore life must be complex.”

“I always assumed scientists were free to ask any question, pursue any line of inquiry without fear or reprisal.”

“I am so in love with just lying in bed listening to Mozart.”

“I don’t believe the most successful people are the ones who got the best grades, got into the best schools, or made the most money.”

“I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of
getting pushed around, period.”

“I hope it won’t come as a surprise to anyone that a big part of male homosexual behavior is interest in young boys.”

“I spend so much time in fear of going broke, and I never have been even remotely close to going broke.”

“I think Darwinism as a theory explaining evolution within species is incredibly brilliant – just unbelievably, incredibly brilliant.”

“If there are finer beings than German short hairs, I don’t know what they are. In their eyes is peace.”

“If there’s a recession, I’d buy stocks. That’s when you make money: when markets are spooked.”

“If we are just specks of dust hit by lightning, if we have no spark of God in us, why not just take whatever we can and devil take the hindmost? I mean, we are fools not to do that if there
is no right or wrong.”

“If we try to engineer outcomes, if we overturn tradition to make everyone the same, we ruin society. If we upset tradition to allow for an equal shot at the starting gate, everyone wins,
except for the charlatans and would be dictators.”

“If you want to fight the evil you see in finance and industry, get to work reading the corporate filings, see if there has been fraud, and where you find it, report it to the SEC or write
about it or blog about it.”

“I’m still not that familiar with it [Intelligent Design]. I’m more familiar with it than most people, but nowhere near as familiar with it as a genuine expert in the subject. I don’t
pretend to be a scientist. I’m the person who moderates the discussion between and among the scientists.”

“It’s really amazing that in the age of unbelief, as a smart man called it, there isn’t even more fraud. After all, with no God, there’s no one to ever call you to account, and no accounting
at all if you can get away with it.”

“Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.”

“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over gain, and you will grow stronger until have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be
glad to remember.”

“Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place- science leads you to killing people.”

“My feeling is that Darwinism is only at best a partial solution, and an extremely dangerous partial solution. I would say, based on the little I know, Darwinism explains microevolution
within species quite well. As to its broader consequence and implications, I don’t think it explains individual species evolution at all well.”

“Neo-Darwinists ask us to believe in things not seen. We’re not supposed to have an established religion in America, but we do, and it’s called Darwinism.”

“People getting rich in a free society in general – with some scammy exceptions, which are rare – makes everyone else richer, too.”

“Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child’s tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. It’s not funny and it’s not good parenting. It is a crushing,
scarring, disastrous experience for the child. It isn’t the least bit funny.”

“Sleep more at night. If it’s allowed at work or home, take a nap in the afternoon. You’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll feel.”

“Somewhere there is a map of how it can be done.”

“The banks are not lending, at least from what I see. They were so wild and reckless back in the good times that they got burned terribly.”

“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.”

“There’s no evidence whatsoever that Darwin had anything useful to say or anything to say period about how life began or how the universe began or how gravity began or how physics began or
fluid motion or how thermodynamics began. He had nothing to say about that whatsoever.”

“Trying to pick individual stocks is a trap. I can’t do it. Warren Buffett can, but hardly anyone else can beat the indexes over a long period of time.”

“We are not supposed to be all equal. Let’s just forget that. We are supposed to have equal rights under law. If we do that, we have done enough.”

“We in the media are just people with all of people’s faults.”

“Well, the first cause is not…it’s lightning striking a mud puddle. See, and this is what the evolutionists say. And by the way, they may be right — you know, I’m not a scientist, they
could be right.”

“We’re a lazy, undisciplined generation. I don’t exempt myself: I spend way too much, even though I make a good income.”

“Yes, Americans can still get credit for cars and trucks and refrigerators, and those businesses are doing well. But just try to get a home loan now.”

“You cannot win if you’re not at the table. You have to be where the action is.”