Thomas sowell Quotes

“It’s amazing how much panic one ...

“It’s amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites. ” ― Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Feb 15
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"The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't e...

"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
📅︎ Feb 12
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"The beauty of doing nothing is that you can do it perfectly. Only when you do something is it a...

"The beauty of doing nothing is that you can do it perfectly. Only when you do something is it almost impossible to do it without mistakes. Therefore people who are contributing nothing to society, except their constant criticisms, can feel both intellectually and morally superior" Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Jan 18
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“I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to wan...

“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
📅︎ Aug 28
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Some of the biggest cases of mistaken ident...

Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God. —Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Nov 13
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“When people get used to preferen...

“When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.” —Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Aug 31
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"You will never understand bureaucracies until y...

"You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing." -- Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Jun 09
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"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way ...

"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong." -- Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Jun 01
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“When people get used to preferent...

“When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.” - Thomas Sowell
📅︎ May 21
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“Weighing benefits against costs is the way most people make decisions — and the way m...

“Weighing benefits against costs is the way most people make decisions — and the way most businesses make decisions, if they want to stay in business. Only in government is any benefit, however small, considered to be worth any cost, however large.” — Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Sep 16
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"We seem to be moving steadily in the direction of a society where no o...

"We seem to be moving steadily in the direction of a society where no one is responsible for what he himself did but we are all responsible for what somebody else did, either in the present or in the past." —Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Jun 11
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"When you want to help people, you tell them ...

"When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear." - Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Dec 22
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"Much of the social history of the Western world...

"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
📅︎ May 12
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"Competition does a much more e...

"Competition does a much more effective job than government at protecting consumers." - Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Mar 02
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"Much of the social history of the Western world...

"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
📅︎ Nov 30
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“Deception is one of the quick...

“Deception is one of the quickest ways to gain little things and lose big things.” - Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Oct 16
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"When I was growing up, we were taught the stories of people whose inventions and sc...

"When I was growing up, we were taught the stories of people whose inventions and scientific discoveries had expanded the lives of millions of other people. Today, students are being taught to admire those who complain, denounce, and demand." --Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Aug 23
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“The least productive people are u...

“The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.” – Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Mar 23
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“It is amazing how fast people learn w...

“It is amazing how fast people learn when they are not insulated from the consequences of their decisions” - Thomas Sowell
📅︎ May 16
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"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way ...

"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong." - Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Mar 22
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“The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t e...

“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
📅︎ May 19
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The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't e...

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
📅︎ Nov 05
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• “One of the painful signs of years of dumbed-down education is how many people are ...

• “One of the painful signs of years of dumbed-down education is how many people are unable to make a coherent argument. They can vent their emotions, question other people's motives, make bold assertions, repeat slogans-- anything except reason.” —Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Feb 26
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"It’s amazing how much panic one...

"It’s amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites." ~ Thomas Sowell
📅︎ Apr 17
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