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“Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.”
Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
“Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.”
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“Do your best and let God do the rest.”
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“Everyone in the world worth being nice to. Because God never creates inferior human beings, each person deserves respect and dignity.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“Successful people don't have fewer problems. They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward.”
Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
“Tell the truth. If you tell the truth all the time you don't have to worry three months down the line about what you said three months earlier. Truth is always the truth. You won't have to complicate your life by trying to cover up.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“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?”
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“If we acknowledge our need for God, he will help us.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“To THINK BIG and to use our talents doesn't mean we won't have difficulties along the way. We will--we all do. If we choose to see the obstacles in our path as barriers, we stop trying. "We can't win," we moan. "They won't let us win.”
Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
“Here is the treasure chest of the world - the public library, or a bookstore.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“It does not matter where we come from or what we look like. If we recognize our abilities, are willing to learn and to use what we know in helping others, we will always have a place in the world.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“If you hear how wonderful you are often enough, you begin to believe it, no matter how you try to resist it.”
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“When I treat other people with kindness and love, it is part of my way of paying my debt to God and the world for the privilege of living on this planet.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“Knowledge is the key that unlocks all the doors. You can be green-skinned with yellow polka dots and come from Mars, but if you have knowledge that people need instead of beating you, they'll beat a path to your door.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“Reading activates and exercises the mind.
Reading forces the mind to discriminate. From the beginning, readers have to recognize letters printed on the page, make them into words, the words into sentences, and the sentences into concepts.
Reading pushes us to use our imagination and makes us more creatively inclined.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“If we recognize our talents and use them appropriately, and choose a field that uses those talents, we will rise to the top of our field.”
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“We get out of life what we put into it. The way we treat others is the way we ourselves get treated.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“First, we cannot overload the human brain. This divinely created brain has fourteen billion cells. If used to the maximum, this human computer inside our heads could contain all the knowledge of humanity from the beginning of the world to the present and still have room left over. Second, not only can we not overload our brain - we also know that our brain retains everything. I often use saying that "The brain acquires everything that we encounter." The difficulty does not come with the input of information, but getting it out. Sometimes we "file" information randomly of little importance, and it confuses us.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“If we commit ourselves to reading thus increasing our knowledge, only God limits how far we can go in this world.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“God cares about every area of our lives, and God wants us to ask for help.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“Anyone who can't learn from other people's mistakes simply can't learn, and that;s all there is to it. There is value in the wrong way of doing things. The knowledge gained from errors contributes to our knowledge base.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“I have to come to realize that God does not want to punish us, but rather, to fulfill our lives. God created us, loves us and wants to help us to realize our potential so that we can be useful to others.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“If we would spend on education half the amount of money that we currently lavish on sports and entertainment, we could provide complete and free education for every student in this country.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“I am convinced that knowledge is power - to overcome the past, to change our own situations, to fight new obstacles, to make better decisions.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“The doors of the world are opened to people who can read.”
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“...I became acutely aware of an unusual ability--a divine gift, I believe--of extraordinary eye and hand coordination. It’s my belief that God gives us all gifts, special abilities that we have the privilege of developing to help us serve Him and humanity. And the gift of eye and hand coordination has been an invaluable asset in surgery. This gift goes beyond eye-hand coordination, encompassing the ability to understand physical relationships, to think in three dimensions. Good surgeons must understand the consequences of each action, for they’re often not able to see what’s happening to see on the other side of the area in which the area they’re actually working.”
Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
“I'm a good neurosugeon. That's not a boast but a way of acknowledging the innate ability God has given to me. Beginning with determination and using my gifted hands, I went on for training and sharpening for my skills. ”
Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
“People are simply not willing to look at their problems honestly and admit that they have problems.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“When we are confronted by failure and mistakes, we can leave them behind and go on with our lives.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
“If we make every attempt to increase out knowledge in order to use it for human good, it will make a difference in us and in our world.”
Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence

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