David Brooks Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by David Brooks

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David Brooks quotes: Fundamentalism is still on the march. Fundamentalism is still on the march.
David Brooks quotes: We have the choice to choose how we're going to educate our emotions. We have the choice to choose how we're going to educate our emotions.
David Brooks quotes: The effectiveness of a group of people is not determined by their IQ but by how well they communicate. The effectiveness of a group of people is not determined by their IQ but by how well they communicate.
David Brooks quotes: Moderation is not just finding the midpoint between two opposing poles and opportunistically planting yourself there. Moderation is not just finding the midpoint between two opposing poles and opportunistically planting yourself there.
David Brooks quotes: The parental relationship sits outside the the logic of meritocracy and is the closest humans come to grace. The parental relationship sits outside the
the logic of meritocracy and is the closest humans come to grace.
David Brooks quotes: (A middle-class child's) parents didn't just give him money. They passed down habits, knowledge, and cognitive traits. (A middle-class child's) parents didn't just give him money. They passed down habits, knowledge, and cognitive traits.
David Brooks quotes: We really do have dappled souls. We really do have dappled souls.
David Brooks quotes: Always take your job seriously, never yourself. Always take your job seriously, never yourself.
David Brooks quotes: I'm thankful that we live in a crassly commercial, polarized culture, so media jackals like me have a lot of work to do. I'm thankful that we live in a crassly commercial, polarized culture, so media jackals like me have a lot of work to do.
David Brooks quotes: Agency is not automatic. It has to be given birth to, with pushing and effort. Agency is not automatic. It has to be given birth to, with pushing and effort.
David Brooks quotes: Our emotions tell us what to value. They're like a little GPS system: Go that way. Don't go that way. Our emotions tell us what to value. They're like a little GPS system: Go that way. Don't go that way.
David Brooks quotes: If they would put love of truth above love of career. If they would put love of truth above love of career.
David Brooks quotes: I wasn't born with a tie or with Mark Shields stapled to my left hip. I have another life. I wasn't born with a tie or with Mark Shields stapled to my left hip. I have another life.
David Brooks quotes: We are a democratic, egalitarian people who spend our days desperately trying to climb over each other. We are a democratic, egalitarian people who spend our days desperately trying to climb over each other.
David Brooks quotes: Trying to mold one's life around the heroic and deep souls one found in books. Day read as if her whole life depended upon it. Trying to mold one's life around the heroic and deep souls one found in books. Day read as if her whole life depended upon it.
David Brooks quotes: We are primarily the products of thinking that happens below the level of awareness. We are primarily the products of thinking that happens below the level of awareness.
David Brooks quotes: Palin is smart, politically skilled, courageous and likable. Her convention and debate performances were impressive. Palin is smart, politically skilled, courageous and likable. Her convention and debate performances were impressive.
David Brooks quotes: I want to make big films. That's always been my ambition. I want to make big films. That's always been my ambition.
David Brooks quotes: Civility is the natural state for people who know how limited their own individual powers are and know, too, that they need the conversation. Civility is the natural state for people who know how limited their own individual powers are and know, too, that they need the conversation.
David Brooks quotes: The brain writes the autobiography of our species at the conscious level. The brain writes the autobiography of our species at the conscious level.
David Brooks quotes: Jim Stavridis is the former NATO commander who is sometimes on people's lists, also very plausible, self-possessed, someone with sobriety. Jim Stavridis is the former NATO commander who is sometimes on people's lists, also very plausible, self-possessed, someone with sobriety.
David Brooks quotes: Most people don't form a self and then lead a life. They are called by a problem, and the self is constructed gradually by their calling. Most people don't form a self and then lead a life. They are called by a problem, and the self is constructed gradually by their calling.
David Brooks quotes: Pride blinds us to the reality of our divided nature. Pride blinds us to the reality of our divided nature.
David Brooks quotes: I make honorable things pleasant to children. A teacher from Sparta I make honorable things pleasant to children. A teacher from Sparta
David Brooks quotes: Harrison had turned social awkwardness into a form of social power. Harrison had turned social awkwardness into a form of social power.
David Brooks quotes: The rich don't exploit the poor. They just out-compete them. The rich don't exploit the poor. They just out-compete them.
David Brooks quotes: aridity of her own marriage at that point or her profound aridity of her own marriage at that point or her profound
David Brooks quotes: People tend to want to live up to their friends' high regard. People tend to want to live up to their friends' high regard.
David Brooks quotes: It is especially painful when narcissists suffer memory loss because they are losing parts of the person they love most. It is especially painful when narcissists suffer memory loss because they are losing parts of the person they love most.
David Brooks quotes: If you think you can organize your own salvation you are magnifying the very sin that keeps you from it. If you think you can organize your own salvation you are magnifying the very sin that keeps you from it.
David Brooks quotes: Since 2005, a majority of Americans, according to the Gallup poll, have said it was wrong and a mistake to go into Iraq. Since 2005, a majority of Americans, according to the Gallup poll, have said it was wrong and a mistake to go into Iraq.
David Brooks quotes: If you know that most processing is below the level of awareness, you learn the value of sleep. You're brain is working on the problem anyway. If you know that most processing is below the level of awareness, you learn the value of sleep. You're brain is working on the problem anyway.
David Brooks quotes: Marital happiness is far more important than anything else in determining personal well-being. Marital happiness is far more important than anything else in determining personal well-being.
David Brooks quotes: tried to raise money for him, to enhance tried to raise money for him, to enhance
David Brooks quotes: As a director, I like trying to unlock the subtext of the scene and try to put the camera in a place that helps that. As a director, I like trying to unlock the subtext of the scene and try to put the camera in a place that helps that.
David Brooks quotes: She was just too curious to stay in a self-imposed mental straight-jacket for very long. She was just too curious to stay in a self-imposed mental straight-jacket for very long.
David Brooks quotes: Humility is the awareness that there's a lot you don't know and that a lot of what you think you know is distorted or wrong. Humility is the awareness that there's a lot you don't know and that a lot of what you think you know is distorted or wrong.
David Brooks quotes: They finally achieve a sort of outward-facing union. They finally achieve a sort of outward-facing union.
David Brooks quotes: Creativity is not a solitary process. It happens within networks ... when talented people get together, when idea systems and mentalities merge. Creativity is not a solitary process. It happens within networks ... when talented people get together, when idea systems and mentalities merge.
David Brooks quotes: The legitimacy of a war is not established by how it is organized but by what it achieves. The legitimacy of a war is not established by how it is organized but by what it achieves.
David Brooks quotes: If I had to fault President [Barack] Obama, I would say that sometimes governs like a visitor from a morally superior civilization. If I had to fault President [Barack] Obama, I would say that sometimes governs like a visitor from a morally superior civilization.
David Brooks quotes: I want to limit the effects of the power of donors, no question about it. I want to limit the effects of the power of donors, no question about it.
David Brooks quotes: There are heroes and schmucks in all worlds. The most important thing is whether you are willing to engage in moral struggle against yourself. There are heroes and schmucks in all worlds. The most important thing is whether you are willing to engage in moral struggle against yourself.
David Brooks quotes: The people we admire the most are rooted in nature, but have surpassed nature. The people we admire the most are rooted in nature, but have surpassed nature.
David Brooks quotes: They possess the self- effacing virtues of people who are inclined to be useful but don't need to prove anything to the world: They possess the self- effacing virtues of people who are inclined to be useful but don't need to prove anything to the world:
David Brooks quotes: The imagination simplifies our endless desires and causes us to fantasize that they can be fulfilled. The imagination simplifies our endless desires and causes us to fantasize that they can be fulfilled.
David Brooks quotes: Sin is a necessary piece of our mental furniture because it reminds us that life is a moral affair. Sin is a necessary piece of our mental furniture because it reminds us that life is a moral affair.
David Brooks quotes: Sin is the punishment of sin. Sin is the punishment of sin.
David Brooks quotes: The struggle against the weakness in yourself is never a solitary struggle. No person can achieve self-mastery or his or her own. The struggle against the weakness in yourself is never a solitary struggle. No person can achieve self-mastery or his or her own.
David Brooks quotes: If you have realistically low expectations, you'll end up pleased in most circumstances. If you have realistically low expectations, you'll end up pleased in most circumstances.
David Brooks quotes: Freedom without structure is its own slavery. Freedom without structure is its own slavery.
David Brooks quotes: College is about exposing students to many things and creating an aphrodisiac atmosphere so that they might fall in lifelong love with a few. College is about exposing students to many things and creating an aphrodisiac atmosphere so that they might fall in lifelong love with a few.
David Brooks quotes: She was carried along by events, not reflecting on them, just letting them sweep over her. She was carried along by events, not reflecting on them, just letting them sweep over her.