The 15 Best Quotes of 2019

The 15 Best Quotes of 2019

15) “I felt as though in my life I had been looking at the wrong people as the people who would be problematic toward me. We were told that, ‘Oh, it’s gonna be the bigot in the pickup truck; it’s gonna be the Klansmen; it’s gonna be the rural sheriff. ‘ But it turned out that through all of that, ultimately the biggest impediment was the modern-day liberal.” — Clarence Thomas

14) “The best way to make sure people are paid $15 or more an hour is to start your own business and pay people that.” — Frank J. Flemming

13) “What once helped to diminish ancient prejudices was the American creed that no one had a right to discriminate against fellow citizens on the basis of race, gender, class, or religion. And what fuels the return of American bias is the new idea that citizens can disparage or discriminate against other groups if they claim victim status and do so for purportedly noble purposes.” — Victor Davis Hanson

12) “A culture that lacks shame also has to lack pride. When everything is celebrated, nothing motivates a person to be excellent.” — Ed Latimore

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11) “In the past, if a 21-year-old said they had ‘trauma’, or were on the receiving end of ‘violence’, it usually meant they’d seen their mates get blown up in the trenches, or had been shot. Now it just means they saw a Tweet.” — Charlotte Gill

10) “Success, money, and fame won’t fix your problems. They’ll amplify what’s wrong with you.” — Neil Strauss

9) “Being a man does not mean being a sad, hairy, lumpy version of a women. Nor does being a woman mean being a smaller, baby-having man. Being your gender is part of who you are, and by erasing that they seek to change you from who you are into who they want you to be: A neutered drone.” — Kurt Schlichter

8) “That’s the thing about Twitter; the (I still can’t quite believe this) 50 tweets a day don’t really matter. It’s the 3,401st tweet, the one that goes viral, that comes to define you — and its virality is usually not something that makes you proud.” — John Podhoretz

7) “And, on the same note, is it so dangerous to let Richard Spencer sh*tpost on Twitter that stopping him is worth giving up on the idea of social media being a forum for the free exchange of opinion? His arguments do not seem to be gaining much traction. The 2016 convention of Spencer’s National Policy Institute, held less than two weeks after Donald Trump’s victory, drew a crowd of only about 275. The 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, one of the largest gatherings of far-Right activists in decades, which devolved into violent clashes during which a Nazi murdered a counter-protester with his car, had only about 500 attendees from a range of far-Right groups. And when the organizers of the Charlottesville rally decided to hold a second Unite the Right event in 2018, only a few dozen far-Right activists showed up. By contrast, Bronycon, the convention for adult men who are fans of the television program My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, drew a crowd of 5,500 attendees in 2018. For every Nazi in America, there are eleven Bronies. Media outlets that fixate on the far-Right are vastly overstating the influence of these groups.” — Daniel Friedman

6) “It’s time (for America) to get busy decentralizing or get busy dividing.” — David French

5) “If it’s bad for the right, the story is just the story. If it looks bad for the left then the story is the right’s reaction to the story.” — John Sexton

4) “The Demand for hate in America far exceeds the supply.” — Glenn Reynolds

3) “Society didn’t invent masculinity. Society, rather, noticed masculinity.” — Matt Walsh

2) “When they say I’m not popular in Europe, I shouldn’t be popular in Europe. If I was popular in Europe, I wouldn’t be doing my job. I shouldn’t be popular in Europe. I don’t care about Europe. I’m not elected by Europeans. I’m elected by Americans.” — Donald Trump

1) “Tradition, shorn of nostalgia, metaphysical sentiment, and cant is simply another word for what worked.” — Jonah Goldberg, The Dispatch

This originally appeared at The Daily Wire.

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