"The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Thomas Sowell on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Thomas Sowell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Thomas Sowell on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Thomas Sowell on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Thomas Sowell on Maya Angelou
"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."