22+ Great Inspirational Quotes & Sayings by Ben Carson

Ben Carson quotes and sayings

Find the best collection of quotes by famous as a American retired surgeon and known well with his numerous books on his medical career and political stances.

  1. You’ve promised that if we come to You and ask something in faith, that You’ll do it.
  2. Do your best and let God do the rest.
  3. God cares about every area of our lives, and God wants us to ask for help.
  4. 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?
  5. We need to learn from the past. We need to look at history and understand how the great empires of the past went into decline. Many of the things that they did are things that we are doing now. I believe that we’re smarter than that as a people, and that we do have the ability to turn it around. That’s my real goal in life. Neurosurgery is only a vehicle whereby to do it.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. I grew up in dire poverty. I said, “I can make myself into anything I want to be. I think I’ll become a brain surgeon and I want to be one of the best brain surgeons that ever lived.” And, then when I got there, I found out that it wasn’t so great because there was all this managed care stuff, and it no longer paid to be good. It only paid to be cheap.
  10. I came to realize that the person who has the most to do what happens to you is you is not somebody who’s it’s not some outside in from it’s not some environmental factors it’s you and the choices that you make and once I realized in poverty didn’t bother me anymore because I knew I could change that nothing really bothered me.
  11. The fact of the matter is, once I developed confidence in myself and began to believe that I was smart, then all of those innate abilities began to come out. Everybody has them, everybody who has a normal brain, because there is no such thing as an average human being. If you have a normal brain, you are superior. There’s almost nothing that you can’t do.
  12. Nobody can hinder you from doing what you want, if that’s what you set your mind to. You can always find a hook to hang excuses on, but they’re only excuses. You don’t have anyone to blame but yourself. Nobody else makes you fail.
  13. I came to realize that if people could make me angry they could control me. Why should I give someone else such power over my life?
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. A lot of people say, “I can learn everything I need to know. I can watch this video or I can watch this DVD,” or what have you, but that’s like saying you can develop your muscles by watching somebody else lift weights. You have to actually exercise your mind in order to get it to be active and to get it to be creative and reading is a tremendous way to do that.
  17. I’ve had many opportunities to sit down with President Bush, have dinner at the White House, and various things. He’s always saying: “You know, all my opponents think that I’m stupid, but here’s the funny thing: They’re out there, and I’m in the White House.” And he actually reads 90 minutes every night before he goes to sleep.
  18. You only have so much time in your life, and you only have so much energy. So you have to select very carefully how you’re going to spend that time and how you’re going to spend that energy. If you waste it spinning your wheels on things that are not going to change, then it deprives you of an opportunity of utilizing it on things that are going to change.
  19. 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.
  20. Every time I open a child’s head and see a brain, I marvel at the mystery: This is what makes every one of us who we are. This is what hold all our memories, all our thoughts, all our dreams. This is what makes us different from each other in millions of ways.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.

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