Dennis Prager Quotes


19 Dennis Prager quotes:



"Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?"
"Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by, how much misery I have been spared."
"More harm was done in the 20th century by faceless bureaucrats than tyrant dictators."
"The idea that you earn things - that you earn respect, that you earn income, responsibility. the vote, punishment... these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind."
"Men need rule books. Women want men to intuit what they want. And only about 2% of men can do that, and most of them are not heterosexual."
"Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor."
"Liberals tend to put the onus of your success on society and conservatives on you and your family."
"Those who believe in nothing are very, very jealous and angry at those who believe in something."
"One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it's very complex, it's very profound."
"How a society channels male aggression is one of the greatest questions as to whether that society will survive. That's why I am not against violence in the media, I am against the glorification of immoral violence."
"The larger the state, the more callous it becomes... the colder its heart. It is also true that the bigger the corporation, the more callous its heart. But unlike the state, corporations have competition and have no police powers."
"There's a lot more power in calm than in vituperation."
"There is little correlation between the circumstances of people's lives and how happy they are."
"Those who are compassionate when they should be tough will be tough when they should be compassionate."
"Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies - utopian images - can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century."
"There is much less envy of the rich by the poor than there is of the happy by the unhappy; by those who believe by those who dont believe."
Author: Prager Quotes Category: Envy Quotes
"Complexity and profundity have been equated by the academic culture just as fame and significance have been conflated by the popular culture. Fame and significance have nothing to do with one another; and complexity and profundity have nothing to do with one another."
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"My tragic view of life... leads me to have little patience with the chronic complaining I hear in modern society from people who have so much yet act as if life and society have conspired to oppress them."
"Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies•À? utopian images•À? can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century."
Author: Prager Quotes Category: Perfection Quotes



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