Stefan Molyneux Quotes


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Born: September 24, 1966, Athlone, Ireland


Stefan Basil Molyneux is a Canadian blogger. Molyneux's areas of interest include anarcho-capitalism, secular ethics, libertarianism, cryptocurrencies, and familial relationships. He is a self-published author and has spoken at libertarian conferences and on podcasts. Molyneux formerly worked in the software industry.

Stefan Molyneux Quotes

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

Baseless victimhood is usually the last stage before outright aggression.

Excuses are a promise of repetition.

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

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 tombstone over the grave of the conscience always reads: "Human Nature".

The expression of preferences is the essence of love.

Knowledge is responsibility, which is why people resist knowledge.

There is no external solution to the problem of insecurity.

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

We raise predators by treating children as prey.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Deep connection is the antidote to madness.

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

Asshole Proximity Disorder

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.

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

Vengeance against predators is meals on wheels.

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

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

I never really grew up until I had kids.

The processing of universals is the job of the unconscious. If we feed it the opposite it breaks; when it breaks we break and the people around us break.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Pulse proximity is not intimacy.

Facts do not fall in the face of discomfort.

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

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

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.

Statism is an unnatural disaster.

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

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

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

Most people, if philosophy touches them, they shatter, they atomize, they turn to dust. It is win/lose between philosophy and delusion, and most people are almost entirely composed of delusion. They're only allowed as much reality as serves the masters. But they're not allowed any reality which disturbs their masters...

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

History is the same story with different costumes.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

All mental unhappiness is the avoidance of legitimate suffering.

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.

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.

Applying parents values back to them allot of the time is like trying to pay back a guy who is a counterfeiter with his own counterfeit bills. "No, your supposed to think this is real money. I know it's not. I'm only pretending this is real money to get away with something. I don't actually want to receive it because I know it's fake money.

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

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

Statism ends with an eye roll.

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.

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.

Empathy is the sunlight to the vampire of culture.

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.

When people encounter the free market and they recoil or react negatively to it, they're merely confessing that voluntaryism, trade and negotiation are foreign and threatening to them, which tells you everything about how tragically they were raised.

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

The vast majority of people are unthinking prejudice machines.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Distraction serves evil more than any other mental state.

Tyranny is the wolf cast by the shadows of sheep.

Irrational expectations are at the root of most human suffering.

Conformity to the present is invisibility to the future.

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.

Good philosophy is always hate speech to evil doers.

Can social progress be made without government?
It's like saying 'can happiness be achieved without the initiation of violence? Can romance be achieved without rape? Can profitability be achieved without theft? Can economic growth be achieved without the mass indebted enslavement and counterfeiting of the federal reserve?'.

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

There’s nothing lonelier than empty relationships. At least when you’re alone you can be yourself, but when you’re in empty relationships you can’t even be yourself.
You can be real alone, or you can be a ghost with false friends.
Pulse proximity is not intimacy, and it’s worse than no friends at all.

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

Anger is the immune system of the soul.

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

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

Democracy is a suggestion box for slaves.

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

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

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

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

All we think about in the cycle of violence is men.
If we miss the oestrogen factor we cannot solve the cycle of violence. We cannot bring peace to the world unless we hold women accountable and morally responsible, particularly for their attacks upon children.

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.

The ruling classes use broken and smashed up childhoods as weaponised instruments of domination around the world. This is why the government has no incentive to end child abuse; because the government needs abuse victims as enforcers.

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.

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

- Government -
Free Shit for Idiots

You cannot connect with anyone except through reality.

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

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

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

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.

Mental anguish always results from the avoidance of legitimate suffering.

There's no weakness as great as false strength.

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

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

The manic relief that comes from the fantasy that we can with one savage slash cut the chains of the past and rise like a phoenix, free of all history, is generally a tipping point into insanity, akin to believing that we can escape the endless constraints of gravity, and fly off a tall building. “I’m freeeee… SPLAT!”.

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

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

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

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