Quote by Benjamin Carson

You know, many people have said that I'm on the edge and I'm maverick for some of the big operations that I've done. I'm not at all. I pray I ask God to give me wisdom, 'Should I do it?', guidance in terms of how to do it, who to consult with. All those kind of things are incredibly important.


You know, many people have said that I'm on the edge and I'm

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In this quote, the speaker is addressing the misconception that they are reckless and unpredictable in their actions. They explain that they seek guidance from a higher power, praying for wisdom and guidance before making important decisions. The speaker emphasizes the importance of considering whether to proceed, how to approach the task at hand, and consulting with others. Ultimately, they emphasize the role of careful deliberation and divine guidance in their approach to significant endeavors.

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Wisdom
By Benjamin Carson
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