Ben Shapiro Quotes

Who is Ben Shapiro?

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

Born January 15, 1984

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Best 61 Quotes by Ben Shapiro

“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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“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 Jewish people has always been plagued by Bad Jews, who undermine it from within. In America, those Bad Jews largely vote Democrat.”

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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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“There is no such thing as 'your truth'. There is the truth and your opinion.”

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“There was a national apology for slavery. It was called the Civil War where 700,000 Americans died.”

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“What sort of job can you hold in America in which it is safe to hold the personal conviction that same-sex marriage is wrong? The answer: there is no such job. Except Democratic presidential candidate in 2008. Then you’re fine.”

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“When a black person kills a black person, the media ignores it completely.”

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“When Americans are faced with the prospect that they can never earn their way to wealth, they have two choices: to rebel against the system or to settle into depressed complacency.”

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"Bullies" Quotes

“If Obama learned one thing from FDR, it was that every socialist needs his foot soldiers.”

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Bullies

“It’s far more common for leftists to routinely pick up weapons and try to kill those with whom they disagree than it is for those on the other side of the ideological spectrum.”

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Bullies

“The Constitution designed the separation of church and state to prevent people from imposing their particular religions on others, not to stop people from allowing their religious beliefs to influence their views on public policy.”

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Bullies

“The leftist philosophy of violence is simple: It’s good when it’s being used for leftist causes. It’s bad when it’s being used for any other purpose.”

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Bullies

“Their latest label for religious people is 'American Taliban'. The left loves it. It’s meant to denigrate Christians as potential threats to world peace although the greatest threats of the last century, Nazism and communism, were both secular.”

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"How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them" Quotes

“College students’ sense of moral righteousness doesn’t come from achievement – it comes from believing that you are a bad person. You are a racist and sexist; they are not. That makes them good, even if they don’t give to charity, have never met a black person, stand for policies that impoverish minority communities across the United States, and enable America-haters around the globe.”

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How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them

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“Don’t get caught in the trap of believing you have to know everything about everything.”

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How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them

“Ronald Reagan was not a god. He himself would have said that. Don’t follow people. Follow principles.”

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How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them

“The left is expert at framing debates. They have buzzwords they use to direct the debate toward unwinnable positions for you. They are tolerant, diverse, fighters for social justice; if you oppose them, by contrast, you are intolerant, xenophobic, and in favor of injustice.”

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How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them

“The left no longer makes arguments about policies’ effectiveness. Their only argument is character assassination.”

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How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them

“The truth is that your opponent, who labels you a racist without evidence, is the actual racist: it is he who waters down the term racism until it is meaningless by labeling any argument with which he disagrees racist.”

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How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them

“There will be no conversation in which you call me a racist, and I explain why I’m not a racist. That’s a conversation for idiots.”

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How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them

“When someone calls you a racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe because you happen to disagree with them about tax policy or same-sex marriage or abortion, that’s bullying. When someone slanders you because you happen to disagree with them about global warming or the government shutdown, that’s bullying. When someone labels you a bad human being because they disagree with you, they are bullying you. They are attacking your character without justification. That’s nasty. In fact, it makes them nasty.”

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"Porn Generation" Quotes

“A man may be judged by his standard of entertainment as easily as by the standard of his work.”

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Porn Generation

“Baby boomers and their music rebelled against parents because they were parents — nurturing, attentive, and overly present (as those teenagers often saw it) authority figures. Today’s teenagers and their music rebel against parents because they are not parents—not nurturing, not attentive, and often not even there.”

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Porn Generation

“It is not right that children be dunked headfirst into the vat of garbage we call popular culture.”

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Porn Generation

“Never in our country’s history has a generation been so empowered, so wealthy, so privileged — and yet so empty.”

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Porn Generation

“No picture should lower the moral standards of those who see it.”

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Porn Generation

“Straw men are easier to knock down than real arguments.”

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Porn Generation

“Without a clear moral vision, we devolve into moral relativism, and from there, into oblivion.”

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Porn Generation

"The Right Side of History" Quotes

“A society of essential oils and self-esteem has replaced a society of logic.”

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The Right Side of History

“Evil may so shape events that Caesar will occupy a palace and Christ a cross, but that same Christ will rise up and split history into A.D. and B.C., so that even the life of Caesar must be dated by his name. Yes, the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

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The Right Side of History

“The best countries — and the best societies — are those where citizens are virtuous enough to sacrifice for the common good but unwilling to be forced to sacrifice for the 'greater' good. Flourishing societies require a functional social fabric, created by citizens working together—and yes, separately — toward a meaningful life.”

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The Right Side of History

“The creation story itself is designed to demonstrate how the first man, Adam, used his innate power of choice wrongly—and we are all Adam’s descendants.”

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The Right Side of History

“We don’t live in a perfect world, but we do live in the best world that has ever existed.”

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The Right Side of History