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Monday, August 3, 2015

Selected Quotes from Thomas Sowell

"The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy."

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today."

"Intellectuals may like to think of themselves as people who 'speak truth to power' but too often they are people who speak lies to gain power."

"One of the painful signs of years of dumbed-down education is how many people are unable to make a coherent argument. They can vent their emotions, question other people's motives, make bold assertions, repeat slogans--anything except reason."

"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."

"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."

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