Thomas Sowell Quotes

Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it

Thomas Sowell

Any politician who starts shouting election-year demagoguery about the rich and the poor should be asked, "What about the other 90 percent of the people?"

Thomas Sowell

It is amazing how many of those who consider themselves "thinking people" respond automatically to words the way Pavlov's dog was conditioned to respond to certain sounds

Thomas Sowell

What is more frightening than any particular policy or ideology is the widespread habit of disregarding facts

Thomas Sowell

Egalitarians create the most dangerous inequality of all -- inequality of power. Allowing politicians to determine what all other human beings will be allowed to earn is one of the most reckless gambles imaginable. Like the income tax, it may start off being applied only to the rich but it will inevitably reach us all

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Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face.

Thomas Sowell

Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help

Thomas Sowell

Too much of what is called "education" is little more than an expensive isolation from reality

Thomas Sowell

One of the sad signs of our times is that we have diminished those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain

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Compassion is the use of public funds to buy votes

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The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites

Thomas Sowell

Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?

Thomas Sowell

The simplest and most psychologically satisfying explanation of any observed phenomenon is that it happened that way because someone wanted it to happen that way.

Thomas Sowell

The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.

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Sports are the reason I am out of shape. I watch them all on TV.

Thomas Sowell

Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.

Thomas Sowell
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