30 Best Inspirational Thomas Sowell Quotes

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1. “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


2. “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


3. “It’s amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites.” -Thomas Sowell


4. “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


5. “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


6. “Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God.” -Thomas Sowell


7. “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


8. “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


9. “Intellect is not wisdom.” -Thomas Sowell


10. “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


11. “Bailing out people who made ill-advised mortgages makes no more sense that bailing out people who lost their life savings in Las Vegas casinos.” -Thomas Sowell


12. “Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.” -Thomas Sowell


13. “Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.” -Thomas Sowell


14. “There are only two ways of telling the complete truth–anonymously and posthumously.” -Thomas Sowell


15. “Competition does a much more effective job than government at protecting consumers.” -Thomas Sowell


16. “The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.” -Thomas Sowell


17. “What is history but the story of how politicians have squandered the blood and treasure of the human race?” -Thomas Sowell


18. “Rhetoric is no substitute for reality.” -Thomas Sowell


19. “It doesn’t matter how smart you are unless you stop and think.” -Thomas Sowell


20. “Life does not ask what we want. It presents us with options.” -Thomas Sowell


21. “Don’t you get tired of seeing so many “non-conformists” with the same non-conformist look?” -Thomas Sowell


22. “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” -Thomas Sowell


23. “When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.” -Thomas Sowell


24. “If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.” -Thomas Sowell


25. “Everyone may be called “comrade,” but some comrades have the power of life and death over other comrades.” -Thomas Sowell


26. “Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.” -Thomas Sowell


27. “Age gives you an excuse for not being very good at things that you were not very good at when you were young.” -Thomas Sowell


28. “Extrapolations are the last refuge of a groundless argument.” -Thomas Sowell


29. “There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs.” -Thomas Sowell


30. “No matter how much people on the left talk about compassion, they have no compassion for the taxpayers.” -Thomas Sowell

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