Quotations by Ben Stein

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Born: Saturday, November 25, 1944
Profession: Actor
Nationality: American


A corporation's responsibility is to the shareholders, not its retirees and employees. Companies are doing everything they can to get rid of pension plans and they will succeed.
- Ben Stein
(Keywords: Employees, Responsibility, Succeed, Will)

Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.
- Ben Stein
(Keywords: Faith, God, Will)

I don't like the sound of all the lists he's making.
- Ben Stein
(Keywords: Sound)

If you can't stand the heat, don't go to Cancun in the summer.
- Ben Stein
(Keywords: Summer)

It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated... it is finished when it surrenders.
- Ben Stein
(Keywords: Life, Defeat, Spirit, Will)

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
- Ben Stein
(Keywords: People)

Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.
- Ben Stein
(Keywords: Stars)

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over gain, and you will grow stronger until have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.
- Ben Stein
(Keywords: Time, Purpose, Beginning, Gain, Will)

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
(Keywords: Nothing, Will)

Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.
- Ben Stein
(Keywords: Life, Success, Achievement, Relationships)

So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
- Ben Stein

Somewhere there is a map of how it can be done.
- Ben Stein

The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.
- Ben Stein
(Keywords: Needs, Spirit)

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.
- Ben Stein
(Keywords: Life, First, Want)

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
(Keywords: Life, People, Successful, World)

You can do what you think you can do and you cannot do what you think you cannot.
- Ben Stein

You cannot win if you're not at the table. You have to be where the action is.
- Ben Stein
(Keywords: Action)







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