Stefan Molyneux quotes

  • Corporations are legal fictions created by the State to shield executives from liability… It’s like if I had a little hand-puppet, and I went to rob a bank, and the hand-puppet held the little gun and told people to hand over all the money, and then the hand-puppet grabbed the money and ran out, and then I got caught and I handed the hand-puppet over the police and then the police tried the hand-puppet, put the hand-puppet in jail, and I get to keep all the money.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Gun #Hands #Jail

  • The law is an opinion with a gun.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Gun #Law #Opinion

  • 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.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Children #War #Hands

  • We cannot build on peace on blood. We are still so addicted to this lie. We have this fantasy that we honor the dead by adding to their number. What we need to do is remember that these bodies bury us. This ocean of blood that we create through the fantasy that violence brings virtue drowns us, drowns our children, drowns our future, drowns the world. We have to understand that when we pour these endless young bodies into this pit of death, we follow…
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Children #Lying #Ocean

  • The idea that the State is capable of solving social problems is now viewed with great scepticism – which foretells a coming change. As soon as scepticism is applied to the State, the State falls, since it fails at everything except increasing its power, and so can only survive on propaganda, which relies on unquestioning faith.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Failure #Fall #Ideas

  • You can't reason people out of beliefs they weren't reasoned into.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #People #Libertarian #Belief

  • Anger is the immune system of the soul.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Soul #Immune System

  • The whole point of the system is to bribe you with the leftovers of what they have stolen from you in the first place.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Firsts #Leftovers #Stolen

  • If you are for gun control, then you are not against guns, because the guns will be needed to disarm people. So it’s not that you are anti-gun. You’ll need the police’s guns to take away other people’s guns. So you’re very Pro-Gun, you just believe that only the Government (which is, of course, so reliable, honest, moral and virtuous…) should be allowed to have guns. There is no such thing as gun control. There is only centralizing gun ownership in the hands of a small, political elite and their minions.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Believe #Gun #Government

  • We raise predators by treating children as prey.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Children #Predator #Prey

  • Deep connection is the antidote to madness.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Deep Connections #Connections #Madness

  • Mental anguish always results from the avoidance of legitimate suffering.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Suffering #Results #Anguish

  • Anybody who tries to change society without examining the family is trying to push a shadow without moving a statue.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Moving #Trying #Shadow

  • Do Libertarians care about the poor? Well, we're not ladening them down with debt, we're not sending them off to God damned wars, we're not creating a permanent underclass, we're not trapping them in shitty schools where they graduate unable to read, WE DO CARE ABOUT THE POOR, and that's why we want the State out of their way!!
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #War #School #Creating

  • Politicians are propaganda, the people with guns are the enforcers and the media is the enthusiastic lapdog who enables the entire behavior and acts as the verbal abuser against those who deviate from nodding their heads at the vast statues of evil that we inherited.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Gun #Media #Evil

  • (To the haters)You are not extinguishing the bright lights of mankind, your're simply burying yourself in an unmarked grave.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Bullying #Light #Graves

  • In the same way Marxism robs workers of ambition, Feminism robs men and women of love.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Ambition #Men #Feminism

  • The war on drugs is really the war on people who buy drugs from people who don't lobby the government.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #War #Government #People

  • I'd like to live in a world where immigration is just called moving.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Moving #World #Immigration

  • You look back in time to when there was slavery and you think 'how did people even remotely believe that this was a good idea?'.It's incomprehensible for us to think of what the mindset was 100 or 200 years ago. I hope to make the present as incomprehensible to the future as the past is to us.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Believe #Past #Thinking

  • If there is no honesty, there is no relationship. The only degree to which there is a relationship is the degree to which you are honest. Expressing your clear desires does not make you a dictator and you telling what you think, feel, and what you want or don’t want, is just called being honest. It doesn't control him at all. You’re trying to control others by withholding information by not getting involved and by not being honest. Withholding information is a form of manipulation. It is dishonest and it’s destructive to a relationship.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Honesty #Thinking #Desire

  • Political correctness is anti-empathetic because it has correctness in it. We all have biases, we all have prejudices and if we cant talk about them openly - if we get attacked for it then this is an anti-empathetic movement and therefore it cannot complain about a lack of empathy.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Empathy #Political #Complaining

  • There is no such thing as gun control. There is only centralizing gun ownership into the hands of a small, political elite and their minions.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Gun #Hands #Political

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

    #Blow #Gun #Government

  • Don't try to sail your ship now by how the wind is going to be in three days. You have to sail with the winds are they are now.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Wind #Trying #Ships

  • The least Anararchic person in that conversation is the person saying 'you can't be an anarchist if you believe in god.' Because that's not an argument, it's just a statement. Why would somebody accept that? Because they either bow to your authority or they are afraid of your aggression. That's threatening to be another kind of ruler. Does that make any sense?
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Believe #Doe #Bows

  • The continual manufacture of enemies is essential to the growth of the fascist state.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Growth #Enemy #Essentials

  • Trust is everything. If I didn't have trust, there would be no downloads, no show, and no business.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Would Be #Downloads #Shows

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

    #America #Dirt #Tradition

  • We are not taught to fear our politicians, who can debase our currency, throw us in prison and send us to war - but rather we are taught to fear each other. We are taught to imagine that the real predators in this world are not those who control prison cells, national debts and nuclear weapons, but rather our fellow citizens, who in the absence of brutal control would surely tear us apart!
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Real #War #Cells

  • Love is an involuntary reaction to virtue.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Love Is #Virtue #Reactions

  • The best way to look at countries on a map is like a chalk outline drawn by the police when someone dies what you are seeing with the borders are just outlines of historical crimes past warlords empires its nothing to be loyal to. Have loyalty to reason, to evidence, to ideals not to lines drawn up mostly by criminals.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Loyalty #Country #Past

  • Pulse proximity is not intimacy.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Pulse #Intimacy #Proximity

  • The vast majority of people are unthinking prejudice machines.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #People #Prejudice #Machines

  • Forgiveness is created by the restitution of the abuser; of the wrongdoer. It is not something to be squeeeeeezed out of the victim in a further act of conscience-corrupting abuse.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Abuse #Victim #Restitution

  • We have won the time lottery of the last 4 billion years.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Years #Lasts #Billions

  • Appeasers will always try to get the least dangerous person to bend to the most dangerous person. This is one of the main problems in dysfunctional relationships. The more mature and rational you are the more you are victimized because, they are aware that you're not going to be as aggressive, destructive, or possibly as abusive and so you are the one who has to bend. You're the one who has to change and this constant rapping of rational people's souls around the prickly irrationalities of other people are what appeasers are constantly doing.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Rap #People #Soul

  • Statism ends with an eye roll.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Eye #Ends

  • If you look at America, which was the experiment of the smallest conceivable government, what grows out of that is the largest government the world has ever seen.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #America #Government #World

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

    #Heart #Style #Doe

  • 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.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Sports #Turkeys #Weather

  • If you spend time with crazy and dangerous people, remember – their personalities are socially transmitted diseases; like water poured into a container, most of us eventually turn into – or remain – whoever we surround ourselves with. We can choose our tribe, but we cannot change that our tribe is our destiny.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Crazy #Destiny #Water

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

    #Integrity #Evil #People

  • We can only avoid the traps we can see.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Traps

  • To see the farm is to leave it.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

  • You cannot connect with anyone except through reality.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Reality

  • 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.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Gun #Men #Focus

  • The acknowledgement of having suffered evil is the greatest step forward in mental health.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Evil #Steps #Mental Health

  • The only part of you that hurts when you're given the truth is the part that lives on lies.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Hurt #Lying #Truth Is

  • Distraction serves evil more than any other mental state.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Evil #Anarchy #Distraction

  • And this is what we called our childhoods. Little more than a dress rehearsal for adding our digits to the butcher's bill of war.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #War #Childhood #Rehearsal

  • 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.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Government #Smoking #Needs

  • Democracy is the suggestion box for slaves.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Democracy #Suggestions #Libertarian

  • No matter who you vote for, the government stays in power
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Government #Matter #Vote

  • Spiritual means religion without any rules. It's all the comfort of fictitious friends with none of their demands.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Spiritual #Mean #Comfort

  • Fundamentally, you can never be someone else. You can only be less of who you are.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Who You Are

  • If one man tells you to murder, you get a jail cell - if another man tells you to murder, you get medals and a pension.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Men #Jail #Cells

  • The whole purpose of propaganda is to make the obvious seem obscure, or offensive
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Purpose #Offensive #Obscure

  • There is no external solution to the problem of insecurity.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Insecurity #Problem #Solutions

  • It's not just the abuse of power that's the problem. It's the power to abuse.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Abuse #Problem #Abuse Of Power

  • One of the best ways of repressing emotions is artificial certainty.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Way #Emotion #Certainty

  • The unconscious is the true accumulation of your history. It can be accepted or rejected but it can't fundamentally be altered.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Accepted #Accumulation #Rejected

  • It is really exhausting to live in a dictatorship of 'Me', which is basically a tyranny of others.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Tyranny #Dictatorship

  • If there's more that you can do, then do it. If there's not more that you can do, then be content with what you're doing. But if there is despair, the despair can only be that you can do more. Because when you're doing as much as you can do, you will not feel despair. Because despair is the gap between what you could be doing and what you are doing.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Despair #Gaps #Feels

  • There's great peace in surrendering to principles
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Principles

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

    #Children #Moving #Unstoppable

  • We are supposed to call poison medicine and we wonder why we're always sick.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Medicine #Sick #Poison

  • The government is a giant logjam in the eternal river of human potential.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Government #Rivers #Giants

  • There is no key to open the heart of another - except curiosity.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Heart #Keys #Curiosity

  • The major abscess in the mind is a lack of acknowledgement of evil.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Evil #Mind #Acknowledgement

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

    #War #Past #Government

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

    #Hate #Love You #People

  • Thus we can see that – at least at the level of economics – democracy is a sort of slow-motion suicide, in which you are told that it is the highest civic virtue to approve of those who want to rob you.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Suicide #Democracy #Levels

  • Truth has nothing to do with the conclusion, and everything to do with the methodology.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Methodology #Conclusion

  • The moment I realised that my history was an excuse for nothing, was the moment I was freed from my history. The great danger of history is that we use it as an excuse and remain trapped in it. I cannot blame my history for anything, and therefore I have to have high standards for myself.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Use #High Standards #Blame

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

    #Simple #Selfishness

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

    #Children #Thinking #Needs

  • Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #People #Anxiety #Social

  • To connect is to dissolve the imaginary pyramids of artificial privilege.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Pyramids #Privilege #Imaginary