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David Brooks Quotes

People used to complain that selling a president was like selling a bar of soap. But when you buy soap, at least you get the soap. In this campaign you just get two guys telling you they really value cleanliness.
David Brooks
Used, President, Value

What family you were born into matters so much more than it did before in a perverse way.
David Brooks
Family, Born, Matters

Highly educated young people are tutored, taught and monitored in all aspects of their lives, except the most important, which is character building. When it comes to this, most universities leave them alone.
David Brooks
Alone, Character, Young

To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy.
David Brooks
Known, Unknown, Logical

This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don’t want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate.
David Brooks
Death, Hate, Makes

America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams.
David Brooks
Dreams, Politics, America

People want reality that tells them how right they are all the time.
David Brooks
Time, Reality, Tells

The rich don’t exploit the poor. They just out-compete them.
David Brooks
Poor, Rich, Exploit

When you cover politics, you realize that knowing how to talk about character matters more and more. The way we hold ideas is more important than the ideas.
David Brooks
Politics, Character, Talk

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