Ben Stein Quotes

Top 81 wise famous quotes and sayings by Ben Stein

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Ben Stein quotes: Now, although my life is still pleasant, the days of easy money are over. Now, although my life is still pleasant, the days of easy money are over.
Ben Stein quotes: It means zero to be against greed. It means zero to be against greed.
Ben Stein quotes: The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy. The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.
Ben Stein quotes: Somewhere there is a map of how it can be done. Somewhere there is a map of how it can be done.
Ben Stein quotes: Politics is a thankless occupation; I have no interest in it at all. Politics is a thankless occupation; I have no interest in it at all.
Ben Stein quotes: So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin. So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
Ben Stein quotes: If there is no God, why bother to tell the truth? Why not steal? If there is no God, why bother to tell the truth? Why not steal?
Ben Stein quotes: What's a good investment? Go home from work early and spend the afternoon throwing a ball around with your son. What's a good investment? Go home from work early and spend the afternoon throwing a ball around with your son.
Ben Stein quotes: Greed is a basic part of animal nature. Being against it is like being against breathing or eating. It means nothing. Greed is a basic part of animal nature. Being against it is like being against breathing or eating. It means nothing.
Ben Stein quotes: 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 believe the most successful people are the ones who got the best grades, got into the best schools, or made the most money.
Ben Stein quotes: I thought that all of the sacrifices and blessings of the whole history of mankind have devolved upon me. Thank you, God. I thought that all of the sacrifices and blessings of the whole history of mankind have devolved upon me. Thank you, God.
Ben Stein quotes: The scientific community says that if you even mention God as causes of anything scientific, you're gone. The scientific community says that if you even mention God as causes of anything scientific, you're gone.
Ben Stein quotes: The successful people of this world take life as it comes. They just go out and deal with the world as it is. The successful people of this world take life as it comes. They just go out and deal with the world as it is.
Ben Stein quotes: I have to tell you I never in my life anticipated getting this old, this fast. It seems as if I were 25 just a few days ago. I have to tell you I never in my life anticipated getting this old, this fast. It seems as if I were 25 just a few days ago.
Ben Stein quotes: The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.
Ben Stein quotes: It is so great to sleep in safe, glorious, beautiful America. I just cannot get over it. It is so great to sleep in safe, glorious, beautiful America. I just cannot get over it.
Ben Stein quotes: Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars. Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.
Ben Stein quotes: I love sleeping in a moving car more than sleeping in bed. I love sleeping in a moving car more than sleeping in bed.
Ben Stein quotes: Happiness is being grateful for what you have and having an attitude of gratitude instead of an attitude of envy. Happiness is being grateful for what you have and having an attitude of gratitude instead of an attitude of envy.
Ben Stein quotes: I am scared of running out of money. I am scared of running out of money.
Ben Stein quotes: 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. 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.
Ben Stein quotes: I am scared of getting old. I am scared of being ill. I am scared of getting old. I am scared of being ill.
Ben Stein quotes: 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 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.
Ben Stein quotes: I'm an economist by training. I don't really work as an economist. I only worked briefly as an economist. I'm an economist by training. I don't really work as an economist. I only worked briefly as an economist.
Ben Stein quotes: I don't like the sound of all the lists he's making. I don't like the sound of all the lists he's making.
Ben Stein quotes: No one will do it for you. No one will do it for you.
Ben Stein quotes: We're a lazy, undisciplined generation. I don't exempt myself: I spend way too much, even though I make a good income. We're a lazy, undisciplined generation. I don't exempt myself: I spend way too much, even though I make a good income.
Ben Stein quotes: The America that we knew as the smartest place on the planet is gone with the wind. The America that we knew as the smartest place on the planet is gone with the wind.
Ben Stein quotes: Nothing happens by itself ... it all will come your way, once you understand that you have to make it come your way, by your own exertions. Nothing happens by itself ... it all will come your way, once you understand that you have to make it come your way, by your own exertions.
Ben Stein quotes: As Beverly Hills becomes more Iranian-Jewish, it is becoming politically conservative. As Beverly Hills becomes more Iranian-Jewish, it is becoming politically conservative.
Ben Stein quotes: You must take the first step. The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain. But after that, everything that has to be done is real-life movement. You must take the first step. The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain. But after that, everything that has to be done is real-life movement.
Ben Stein quotes: I am so in love with just lying in bed listening to Mozart. I am so in love with just lying in bed listening to Mozart.
Ben Stein quotes: We in the media are just people with all of people's faults. We in the media are just people with all of people's faults.
Ben Stein quotes: You cannot win if you're not at the table. You have to be where the action is. You cannot win if you're not at the table. You have to be where the action is.
Ben Stein quotes: I always assumed scientists were free to ask any question, pursue any line of inquiry without fear or reprisal. I always assumed scientists were free to ask any question, pursue any line of inquiry without fear or reprisal.
Ben Stein quotes: If there are finer beings than German short hairs, I don't know what they are. In their eyes is peace. If there are finer beings than German short hairs, I don't know what they are. In their eyes is peace.
Ben Stein quotes: I'm out and about meeting people all day long. And I'm very friendly; I talk to just about everybody I meet. I'm out and about meeting people all day long. And I'm very friendly; I talk to just about everybody I meet.
Ben Stein quotes: I think a snob would be a person who thinks he is entitled; he has good things in his life and is entitled to them. I think a snob would be a person who thinks he is entitled; he has good things in his life and is entitled to them.
Ben Stein quotes: Israel being condemned by the EU, which 66 years ago watched with glee as its Jews were being mass murdered. That is pretty rich. Israel being condemned by the EU, which 66 years ago watched with glee as its Jews were being mass murdered. That is pretty rich.
Ben Stein quotes: Life lived to help others is the only life that matters. Life lived to help others is the only life that matters.
Ben Stein quotes: It's a lot better to hope than not to. It's a lot better to hope than not to.
Ben Stein quotes: Prime-time network television has become an island without religion in an ever-more-religious America. Prime-time network television has become an island without religion in an ever-more-religious America.
Ben Stein quotes: Science leads you to killing people. Science leads you to killing people.
Ben Stein quotes: People getting rich in a free society in general - with some scammy exceptions, which are rare - makes everyone else richer, too. People getting rich in a free society in general - with some scammy exceptions, which are rare - makes everyone else richer, too.
Ben Stein quotes: I think Darwinism as a theory explaining evolution within species is incredibly brilliant - just unbelievably, incredibly brilliant. I think Darwinism as a theory explaining evolution within species is incredibly brilliant - just unbelievably, incredibly brilliant.
Ben Stein quotes: Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.
Ben Stein quotes: Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows. Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.
Ben Stein quotes: Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured ... But not everyone must prove they are a citizen. Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured ... But not everyone must prove they are a citizen.
Ben Stein quotes: There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere ... There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid toward your goals ... There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere ... There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid toward your goals ...
Ben Stein quotes: This is my life. I love it. This is my life. I love it.
Ben Stein quotes: The first step in getting what you want from life-decide what you want. The first step in getting what you want from life-decide what you want.
Ben Stein quotes: 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 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.
Ben Stein quotes: I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it sis my duty ... This is my highest and best use I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it sis my duty ... This is my highest and best use as a human.