"If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Thomas Sowell on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Thomas Sowell on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Thomas Sowell on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Thomas Sowell on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Thomas Sowell on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best."
"Wishful thinking is not idealism. It is self-indulgence at best and self-exaltation at worst. In either case, it is usually at the expense of others. In other words, it is the opposite of idealism."
"Too much of what is called 'education' is little more than an expensive isolation from reality."
"One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them."