Thomas Sowell Sayings and Quotes

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If we spend our time with regrets over yesterday, and worries over what might happen tomorrow, we have no today in which to live.     

Thomas Sowell

Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them.     

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Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens.     

Thomas Sowell

As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking - or lack of thinking.     

Thomas Sowell

Sports are the reason I am out of shape. I watch them all on TV.      

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Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.     

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In this era of political correctness, some people seem unaware that being squeamish about words can mean being blind to realities.     

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Too often the past has been twisted to fit the visions and agendas of the present.     

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Lunches don't get free just because you don't see the prices on the menu. And economists don't get popular by reminding people of that.     

Thomas Sowell

The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.     

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Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.     

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Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help.     

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You need to be empathetic in your own personal life and we help our neighbors and our friends out who are struggling in our neighborhoods. But we don't make bad decisions based on empathy.     

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The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites     

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Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.     

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Some people say that taxes are the price we pay for civilization. But the runaway taxes of our time are the price we pay for being gullible.     

Thomas Sowell

The real minimum wage is zero.     

Thomas Sowell

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.     

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Mystical references to society and its programs to help may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats.     

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France has never gotten over the fact that it was once a great power and is now just a great nuisance.     

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If politicians stopped meddling with things they don't understand, there would be a more drastic reduction in the size of government than anyone in either party advocates.     

Thomas Sowell

If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.     

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The real minimum wage is zero.     

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Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.      

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Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.     

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Racism does not have a good track record. It's been tried out for a long time and you'd think by now we'd want to put an end to it instead of putting it under new management.     

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Rhetoric is no substitute for reality.     

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Without a moral framework, there is nothing left but immediate self-indulgence by some and the path of least resistance by others. Neither can sustain a free society.     

Thomas Sowell

You do not need proof for what people want to believe.     

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It doesn't matter how smart you are unless you stop and think.     

Thomas Sowell