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Thomas Sowell

Read through the most famous quotes from 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

#truth #simplicity

Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God.

— Thomas Sowell

#hubris #identity

Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.

— Thomas Sowell

#blood #cheap #cost #freedom #much

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

#earnings #economics #income #socialism #wealth

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


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

#economy #life

Intellect is not wisdom.

— Thomas Sowell

#society #intellect

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


What is history but the story of how politicians have squandered the blood and treasure of the human race?

— Thomas Sowell


Everyone may be called "comrade," but some comrades have the power of life and death over other comrades.

— Thomas Sowell


About Thomas Sowell

Did you know about Thomas Sowell?

p. Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One ISBN 0-465-08143-6
2002. ISBN 978-0-300-10775-3.

He is the author of more than 30 books. He dropped out of high school and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Since 1980 he has worked at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

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