"Prices are important not because money is considered paramount but because prices are a fast and effective conveyor of information through a vast society in which fragmented knowledge must be coordinated."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Thomas Sowell on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Thomas Sowell on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Thomas Sowell on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Thomas Sowell on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Thomas Sowell on William Shakespeare
"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."