Thomas Sowell Quotes

A quotes list created by Lee Sonogan

Thomas Sowell – The Quest For Cosmic Justice | Liberty Scheme

Excuse me, Dr Thomas Sowell was a man of relentless logic that I can’t believe I only just found out. The recent documentary called Uncle Tom awakens me to this history/legacy. Just like many people out through discrimination, he pursuit in the economy and political commentary has a one of a kind style and mind. Looking at his career in writing to, Basic Economics, Is Reality Optional?, A Personal Odyssey, A Conflict of Visions and much more books are something I am going to be keeping an eye out for.

  • “I have never understood why it is “greed” to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.” ― Thomas Sowell, Barbarians inside the Gates and Other
  • “It’s amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites. ” ― Thomas Sowell
  • “People who pride themselves on their “complexity” and deride others for being “simplistic” should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.” ― Thomas Sowell, Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays
  • “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” ― Thomas Sowell, Is Reality Optional?: And Other Essays
  • “Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.” ― Thomas Sowell
  • “The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.” ― Thomas Sowell
  • “Intellect is not wisdom.” ― Thomas Sowell, Intellectuals and Society
  • “Racism does not have a good track record. It’s been tried out for a long time and you’d think by now we’d want to put an end to it instead of putting it under new management.” ― Thomas Sowell
  • “Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on “income distribution,” the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: It is earned.” ― Thomas Sowell
  • “The fact that the market is not doing what we wish it would do is no reason to automatically assume that the government would do better.” ― Thomas Sowell
  • “Since this is an era when many people are concerned about ‘fairness’ and ‘social justice,’ what is your ‘fair share’ of what someone else has worked for?” ― Thomas Sowell
  • “Can you cite one speck of hard evidence of the benefits of “diversity” that we have heard gushed about for years? Evidence of its harm can be seen — written in blood — from Iraq to India, from Serbia to Sudan, from Fiji to the Philippines. It is scary how easily so many people can be brainwashed by sheer repetition of a word.” ― Thomas Sowell
  • “The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.” ― Thomas Sowell
  • “One of the consequences of such notions as ‘entitlements’ is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence.” ― Thomas Sowell
  • “Competition does a much more effective job than government at protecting consumers.” ― Thomas Sowell, Compassion Versus Guilt, and Other Essays: And Other Essays
  • “If politicians stopped meddling with things they don’t understand, there would be a more drastic reduction in the size of government than anyone in either party advocates.” ― Thomas Sowell
  • “Virtually no idea is too ridiculous to be accepted, even by very intelligent and highly educated people, if it provides a way for them to feel special and important. Some confuse that feeling with idealism.”― Thomas Sowell
  • “Rhetoric is no substitute for reality.” ― Thomas Sowell

Bringing you people who do not get featured enough in the mainstream, I wonder how many new ones I can find equal to this quality of character Sowell’s messages had. Why is the crème de la crème seemly are humans not still being referenced today either from the past or active content providers? Always seeking, my search to find you is one of my goals that is prioritized.

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