"One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Thomas Sowell on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Thomas Sowell on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Thomas Sowell on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Thomas Sowell on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Thomas Sowell on C. S. Lewis
"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."