Ten Exceptional Quotes From Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is an author, economist, social theorist, and intellectual who has often challenged the politically correct narrative and pandering of the Left. His works, speeches, and books have inspired many, with his observations and commentary uplifting people out of ignorance. Here are Ten Exceptional Quotes From Thomas Sowell:

“Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God.”

“I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.” – Barbarians inside the Gates?

“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.”

“Intellect is not wisdom.” – Intellectuals and Society

“Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.” – The Thomas Sowell Reader

“One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain.” – The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

“Don’t you get tired of seeing so many “non-conformists” with the same non-conformist look?” – Ever Wonder Why? and Other Controversial Essays

“The concept of ‘microaggression’ is just one of many tactics used to stifle differences of opinion by declaring some opinions to be ‘hate speech,’ instead of debating those differences in a marketplace of ideas. To accuse people of aggression for not marching in lockstep with political correctness is to set the stage for justifying real aggression against them.”

“One of the first things taught in introductory statistics textbooks is that correlation is not causation. It is also one of the first things forgotten.” – The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

“A society that puts equality—in the sense of equality of outcome—ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests.” – The Quest for Cosmic Justice

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