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101 Famous Quotes by Thomas Sowell
6/30/1930 - (Present)
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Join in the new game that's sweeping the country. It's called "Bureaucracy" Everybody stands in a circle. The first person to do anything loses.

Bureaucracy Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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Capitalism and communism stand at opposite poles. Their essential difference is this: The communist, seeing the rich man and his fine home, says: 'No man should have so much.' The capitalist, seeing the same thing, says: 'All men should have so much.'

Communism Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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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.

Economics Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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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.

Ideology Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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

Ideology Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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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.

Intellectuals Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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Much of the self-righteous nonsense that abounds on so many subjects cannot stand up to three questions: (1) Compared to what? (2) At what cost? and (3) What are the hard facts?

Legislation Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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Leaving prices out of the picture is probably the source of more fallacies in economics than any other single misconception.

Legislation Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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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

Liberalism Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.

Meetings Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism

Preparation Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on "income distribution," the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: It is earned.

Prosperity Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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Much of the self-righteous nonsense that abounds on so many subjects cannot stand up to three questions: (1) Compared to what? (2) At what cost? and (3) What are the hard facts?

Public policy Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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

Rhetoric Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty.

Rhetoric Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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With various people complaining about "price gouging”... economist Walter Williams has coined a new term: "Tax gouging." But government is never accused of either "greed" or "gouging" — not even when they bulldoze people's homes in order to turn the land over to businesses that will pay more taxes.

Taxes Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win.

Terrorism Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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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.

Welfare Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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The assumption that spending more of the taxpayer's money will make things better has survived all kinds of evidence that it has made things worse. The black family- which survived slavery, discrimination, poverty, wars and depressions- began to come apart as the federal government moved in with its well-financed programs to "help."

Welfare Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on "income distribution," the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: It is earned.

Welfare Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.

Welfare Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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

Welfare Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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Various kinds of ideas can be classified by their relationship to the authentication process. There are ideas systematically prepared for authentication ("theories"), ideas not derived from any systematic process ("visions"), ideas which could not survive any reasonable authentication process ("illusions"), ideas which exempt themselves from any authentication process ("myths"), ideas which have already passed authentication processes ("facts"), as well as ideas known to have failed- or certain to fail- such processes ("falsehoods" - both mistakes and lies).

Politics / government Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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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.

Politics / government Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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One of the peculiarities of the American Revolution was that its leaders pinned their hopes on the organization of decision-making units, the structuring of their incentives, and the counterbalancing of the units against one another, rather than on the more usual (and more exciting) principle of substituting "the good guys" for "the bad guys.".

Politics / government Quotes, by Thomas Sowell

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