"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Thomas Sowell on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Thomas Sowell on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Thomas Sowell on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Thomas Sowell on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Thomas Sowell on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."