Top 105 Stefan Molyneux Quotes

There is nothing that is going to make people hate you more, and love you more, than telling the truth.


You cannot connect with anyone except through reality.


Distraction serves evil more than any other mental state.


Awkward silences rule the world. People are so terrified of awkward silences that they will literally go to war rather than face an awkward silence.


If you can convince people that freedom is injustice, they will then believe that slavery is freedom.


There is no key to open the heart of another – except curiosity.


When people have invested their identities into clichés, the only counter argument they have is ‘being offended’.


We are supposed to call poison medicine and we wonder why we’re always sick.


Conformity to the present is invisibility to the future.


The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens – tax livestock – labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters.


Knowledge is responsibility, which is why people resist knowledge.


What we do not confront, we inhabit.What we do not reject, we accept.What we do not fight, we become.


Guilt is a feeling that you owe a debt that you’re not paying.


Irrational expectations are at the root of most human suffering.


There’s a huge swath of humanity that has developed verbal abilities to extract resources from guilt-ridden people.They used to be priests, and now they’re leftists.


Truth has nothing to do with the conclusion, and everything to do with the methodology.


Baseless victimhood is usually the last stage before outright aggression.


Sanity is not about confrontation. It’s about filtering. Having a stable and happy life is about saying “no” to crazy people, not about inviting them in and then hoping that confrontations are going to make them sane.


To be yourself is in many ways to be inconvenient to others. Only placaters and appeasers get along with other people all the time and that’s not really getting along with anyone. That’s just self erasure.


We may not yet know the right way to go, but we should at least stop going in the wrong direction.


The three most important words in a relationship are not, ‘I love you,’ but, ‘Tell me more.


I refuse to let the standards of evil people chip away at my capacity for integrity.


Those who make conversations impossible, make escalation inevitable.


I don’t think it is a good mental health practice to fantasize that you know the infinite thoughts of imaginary entities.


The greater the gap between self perception and reality, the more aggression is unleashed on those who point out the discrepancy.


If the sound of happy children is grating on your ears, I don’t think it’s the children who need to be adjusted.


The answer to violence is the improvement of childhood.


Deep pockets and empty hearts rule the world. We unleash them at our peril.


The paralysis of potential is essential to the manufacturing of victims.


When poverty declines, the need for government declines, which is why expecting government to solve poverty is like expecting a tobacco company to mount an aggressive anti-smoking campaign.


History has been stolen from us and replaced with guilt inducing lies.


Countries adopting free-market capitalism have increased output 70-fold, halved work days and doubled lifespans.


No rules for the rulers is tyranny for the subjects. Freedom for politicians is enslavement for citizens.


It’s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity, than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation.


Accepting necessary conflicts for the sake of improving the lives of children is the only fundamental moral crusade that matters.


I will feel no guilt on shutting my door to those who didn’t listen.


Compassion without discipline is egregious self-sabotage.


Excessive praise arises from the same bigotry matrix as excessive criticism.


Those suffering from terminal falsehood seek out each other, like a drunk seeks out a wall so that he doesn’t fall down.


If you can’t share what’s important to you with the people around you, then you have no relationships. It’s all just proximity, and turkey, and sports, and weather, and bullshit.


Good philosophy is always hate speech to evil doers.


The move towards the extension of personhood to children is already underway, and is utterly, completely and totally unstoppable!


If you want kids, choose your girlfriend like your future child has the deciding vote.


Almost all heroism is designed to make you inert by placing it in a context that you can’t possibly act on.


The word “rights”, is something that governments need to provide you and protect you from but, the governments are the basic violators of all human rights.


The vast majority of people are unthinking prejudice machines.


Empathy is the sunlight to the vampire of culture.


We have won the time lottery of the last 4 billion years.


Blessed are the peacemakers? Billed are the warmongers, and then you shall have peace.


Anybody who tries to change society without first examining the family, is trying to push a shadow without moving a statue.


The major abscess in the mind is a lack of acknowledgement of evil.


One of the best ways of repressing emotions is artificial certainty.


Mental anguish always results from the avoidance of legitimate suffering.


Lies don’t make you happy. They just make you lie about being happy.


We already live on the planet of war, we already live on the red planet, and it’s a war against children. All the other wars are just the shadows of the war on children.


The goal of parenting is to create self-sufficient virtues in children. Applying external pressure and punishments tends to teach them fear-based compliance rather than the internalization of moral standards.


The tombstone over the grave of the conscience always reads: “Human Nature”.


The expression of preferences is the essence of love.


The only relationships that exist are based on truth. Everything else is just a mutual and isolating delusion.


Imagining that you are deep and complex, but others are simple, is one of the primary signs of malignant selfishness.


There is no external solution to the problem of insecurity.


Using coercion to drive charity is like using kidnapping to create love.


We are creatures built on a house of cards of language.


The only part of you that hurts when you’re given the truth is the part that lives on lies.


Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.


The true self is that which is in touch with reality. The false self is the aspects of your personality that are adapted to threats and no longer consciously recognizes either the adaptation or the threat.


Tribalism is an addiction that is driven by false beliefs that need to be reflected back to be perceived as true.


All mental unhappiness is the avoidance of legitimate suffering


We are haunted houses of history. Nobody that we meet ever dies while we are alive.


The acknowledgement of having suffered evil is the greatest step forward in mental health.


The unconscious is the true accumulation of your history. It can be accepted or rejected but it can’t fundamentally be altered.


Culture makes lies plausible through exposure to time. It makes prejudice seem like physics intergenerationally. It is therefore the most dangerous opponent of philosophy, because it feels the most credible to the average person.


All mental unhappiness is the avoidance of legitimate suffering.


Honesty requires that we communicate our thoughts and feelings, not our conclusions.


All money does with an empty heart is allow you to be miserable in style.


The ones who are insane enough to think that they can rule the world are always the ones who do.


When you go with first principles, a giant light goes off in what you think is a city and turns out to be an insane asylum.


It takes a huge amount of culture to normalize “crazy”, and of course that’s its main focus


Improving the world can be a nasty and ugly and difficult and dangerous business…because when you improve the world, you threaten the entrenched interests of evil people.


A philosopher is someone who promotes moral excellence, argues for moral excellence, and gets other people to behave morally and excellently based on those arguments.


The best way to destroy the decrepit is to build the glorious.


Evil ethicists are the holocaust of humanity; if philosophy can be the instant sunlight to their endless vampirism, it will save more lives than all the doctors who have ever lived.


Self-manipulation is our medication. Mythology is our drug. The only cure is honesty.


The degree to which the psychiatric community is complicit with abusive parents in drugging non-compliant children is a war crime across the generations, and there will be a Nuremberg at some point in the future


The whole purpose of propaganda is to make the obvious seem obscure, or offensive


Socialism, or communism as it is sometimes called, is merely a secular religion, where the State becomes a god.


We’ve got this weird dysgenic situation where we’re basically just paying idiots to breed and taxing intelligent people to stay away from each other with anything remotely resembling fertility.


Ever wonder why the media never refers to 18 or 19 year old American soldiers as “armed teens”?


You cannot have an agency that defends your property, which also has the right to violate your property rights at will. That’s like hiring a bodyguard that you pay to beat you up randomly.


Rights” are something made up by governments to make you feel like you’re buying something with your taxes.


History is the same story with different costumes.


Historical definition of a country’s borders… “…here’s where my murder geography ends and your murder geography begins, at least until I get more murderers to expand my murder-fest.


An atheist who is a statist is just another theist.


Spiritual”: religion without any rules. All the comfort of fictitious friends with none of their demands.


The government is a giant logjam in the eternal river of human potential.


The war is against children, and all the other wars are just a shadow of the war on children.


Government is a gun that shoots money at your enemy and blows up in your face.


Promote the voluntary family; voluntarism is the only known cure for abuses of power – in politics, the economy or the family.


The entire Nazi war machine was only possible because of past, present and future violations of the non aggression principle (achievable only through government).


(To the haters) You are not extinguishing the bright lights of mankind, you’re simply burying yourself in an unmarked grave.


It is really exhausting to live in a dictatorship of ‘Me’, which is basically a tyranny of others.


All atheists must examine the Non Aggression Principle.


To connect is to dissolve the imaginary pyramids of artificial privilege.


Yes I pay taxes… There are no ethics in the face of coercion, that is blaming the victim. Focus on the man with the gun, not the man in the crosshairs trying to survive.


The genuine values in America arose from rational thought and breaking with tradition, not from blind allegiance to dirt and cloth.



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