"Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Thomas Sowell on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Thomas Sowell on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Thomas Sowell on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Thomas Sowell on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."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."
"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."
"Too much of what is called 'education' is little more than an expensive isolation from reality."