Ben Shapiro Quotes

Who is Ben Shapiro?

Benjamin Aaron Shapiro is an American jewish conservative political commentator, media host, and political debater.

Born January 15, 1984

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“Bad presidents don't deserve holidays. They deserve scorn.”

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“By giving professors jobs for life, universities create a feeling of unanswerable power among too many. Tenured professors who are uninterested in serving the student body are less likely to respond favorably to criticism and are more likely to feel the freedom to intimidate or harass those with opposing viewpoints.”

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“Capitalism invariably boils down to barter between two willing parties, neither of whom uses force to work with the other.”

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“Distrust of government isn't baseless cynicism. It's realism.”

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“echnically, web browsers can control what users see, and sites using Javascript can overwrite anything coming from the original authors. Browsers heavily utilize Javascript to create an interactive Internet; sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Gmail could be crippled without it.”

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“Every so often, we all gaze into the abyss. It’s a depressing fact of life that eventually the clock expires; eventually, the sand in the hourglass runs out. It’s the leaving behind of everything that matters to us that hurts the most.”

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“Facts don't care about your feelings.”

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“Freedom of speech and thought matters, especially when it is speech and thought with which we disagree. The moment the majority decides to destroy people for engaging in thought it dislikes, thought crime becomes a reality.”

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“Having children truly ends adolescence. We are all either parents or children: responsibility-takers or those who demand from others.”

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“Hillary Clinton is not that fascinating a person. According to those who have spent time with her, she's harsh and demanding. According to those who haven't - like her husband - she's a delight.”

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“I've never seen anyone's life get better by complaining about reality, I've seen it get better by accepting reality as it is and then making personal decisions to make it better.”

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“In actuality, California could be a wonderful place to live. In fact, if you’re highly educated and ambitious, you can do quite well here while enjoying the sun and the fun. The only problem: California will then blame you for your success and recommend that all your cash be removed from you.”

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“It took capitalism half a century to come back from the Great Depression.”

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“Kids are fat because of lack of parenting.”

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“Leisure time is only leisure time when it is earned; otherwise, leisure time devolves into soul-killing lassitude. There’s a reason so many new retirees, freed from the treadmill of work, promptly keel over on the golf course: Work fulfills us. It keeps us going.”

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“Liberals in Hollywood can't stand when Americans resonate to conservatives on television.”

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“The quicker we all realize that we’ve been taught how to live life by the people that were operating on the momentum of an ignorant past the quicker we can move to a global ethic of community that doesn’t value invented borders or the monopolization of natural resources, but rather the goal of a happier more loving humanity.”


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“Musicians are, by and large, not the most politically savvy crew.”

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“Occupy Wall Street is just like the Arab Spring. Both are run by people who don't shower, hate American capitalism, and despise Israel.”

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“President Obama is a gifted politician. He is gifted with rhetoric virtuosity. He is gifted with the ability to lie directly to camera without blinking. And he is gifted with some of the most incompetent conservative opposition in the history of the country.”

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“Putin himself is a character out of fiction, an uber-macho former Soviet thug running a massive, expansionist kleptocracy. The man stages photographs riding horses bare-chested and hunting tigers. His enemies find themselves on the wrong end of radioactive poisoning.”

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“Radical Islam is dangerous. The Islamic world has a serious problem with radical Islam. And large swaths of the Muslim world are, in fact, hostile to Western views on matters ranging from freedom of speech to women's rights.”

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“Renewable energy: dumbest phrase since climate change. See the first law of thermodynamics, dumbass.”

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“So Jason Collins is a hero because he's gay? Our standard for heroism has dropped quite a bit since Normandy.”

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“Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don’t give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution.”

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“The argument, I guess here, is that would you kill baby Hitler? And the truth is that no pro-life person on earth would kill baby Hitler, because baby Hitler wasn't Hitler, adult Hitler was Hitler. Baby Hitler was a baby. What you presumably want to do with baby Hitler is take baby Hitler out of baby Hitler's house and move baby Hitler into a better house where he would not grow up to be Hitler, right? That's the idea.”

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“The European style of living is seductive: fewer hours worked, more hours at the cafe, less concern over self-betterment. But that style of living does not produce a purposeful life.”

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“The greatest obstacle to the welfare state is not greed but private charity that makes the welfare state irrelevant; the greatest obstacle to re-education of children in the name of the collective is allegiance to a higher power. More than that, the greatest obstacle to the state as god is an actual God above the state.”

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“The Left despises Texas, with its stellar record of job growth; Texas, with its strong support for traditional marriage and the sanctity of life; Texas, the root of the conservative tree. Should the Left succeed in its attempt to turn Texas purple, America could turn permanently blue.”

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“The story of Detroit’s bankruptcy was simple enough: Allow capitalism to grow the city, campaign against income inequality, tax the job creators until they flee, increase government spending in order to boost employment, promise generous pension plans to keep people voting for failure. Rinse, wash and repeat.”

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“The vast majority of murdered whites are murdered by other whites. That’s why there’s no national outrage when a white person is killed by a black person: it’s not evidence of some underlying black violence problem directed against white people.”

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