"Mystical references to society and its programs to help may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Thomas Sowell on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Thomas Sowell on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Thomas Sowell on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Thomas Sowell on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Thomas Sowell on Booker T. Washington
"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."