"The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Thomas Sowell on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Thomas Sowell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Thomas Sowell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Thomas Sowell on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Thomas Sowell on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."