Quotes by Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell
Parents who protest the arrogant abuse of a captive audience of children are performing an important public service. They deserve something better than having the Biden administration's Attorney General threatening them. view tweet
Thomas Sowell
Freedom ultimately means the right of other people to do things that you do not approve of. view tweet
Thomas Sowell
Most activities do not exist for the sake of equality. They exist to serve their own purposes — and those purposes are undermined, sometimes fatally, when equality becomes the goal. view tweet
Thomas Sowell
If the government were to spend some of its stimulus money trying to raise my basketball ability level to that of Michael Jordan, it would be an even bigger waste of money than most of the other things that Washington does. view tweet
Thomas Sowell
What socialism, fascism and other ideologies of the left have in common is an assumption that some very wise people — like themselves — need to take decisions out of the hands of lesser people, like the rest of us, and impose those decisions by government fiat. view tweet
Thomas Sowell
Our schools and colleges are turning out people who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do. The price of their self-indulgence is the sacrifice of our freedom. If we don’t defend ourselves against them, who will? view tweet

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If you were to give reparations to everyone whose ancestors had been slaves, I suspect that you would have to give reparations to more than half the entire population of the globe. Slavery was not confined to one set of races. https://t.co/lvK9RjCyzO
There are people who can neither find happiness in their own lives nor permit those around them to be happy. The best you can do is get such people out of your life.
“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” Quoted in the book "Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell" by @jasonrileywsj https://t.co/eyd2GZcqan https://t.co/exV8TSQjx7
One of the biggest, and one of the oldest, taxes is inflation. Governments have stolen their people’s resources this way, not just for centuries, but for thousands of years.

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