"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."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Thomas Sowell on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Thomas Sowell on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Thomas Sowell on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Thomas Sowell on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Thomas Sowell on Mark Twain
"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."