Thomas Sowell Quotes & Memes

Thomas Sowell Quotes & Memes

Please feel free to download and share these Thomas Sowell quotes and memes. Sowell is an economist from the Chicago School of economics. Most of his quotes emphasize small government, classical economics, and other libertarian ideas.

Thomas Sowell Quotes & Memes

The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.

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The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers. - Thomas Sowell
“The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.” – Thomas Sowell

The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers. - Thomas Sowell
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Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty.

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Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty. - Thomas Sowell
“Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty.” – Thomas Sowell

Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty. - Thomas Sowell
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It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.

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It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. -  Thomas Sowell
“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” – Thomas Sowell

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. -  Thomas Sowell
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It is a way to take people’s wealth from them without having to openly raise taxes. Inflation is the most universal tax of all.

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It is a way to take people's wealth from them without having to openly raise taxes. Inflation is the most universal tax of all. -  Thomas Sowell
“It is a way to take people’s wealth from them without having to openly raise taxes. Inflation is the most universal tax of all.” – Thomas Sowell

It is a way to take people's wealth from them without having to openly raise taxes. Inflation is the most universal tax of all. -  Thomas Sowell
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Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today, but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination.

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Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today, but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination. -  Thomas Sowell
“Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today, but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination.” – Thomas Sowell

Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today, but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination. -  Thomas Sowell
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Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data.

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Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data. -  Thomas Sowell
“Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data.” – Thomas Sowell

Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data. -  Thomas Sowell
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“Groups that rose from poverty to prosperity seldom did so by having their own racial or ethnic leaders to follow.”

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Groups that rose from poverty to prosperity seldom did so by having their own racial or ethnic leaders to follow. - Thomas Sowell
“Groups that rose from poverty to prosperity seldom did so by having their own racial or ethnic leaders to follow.” – Thomas Sowell

Groups that rose from poverty to prosperity seldom did so by having their own racial or ethnic leaders to follow. - Thomas Sowell
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“There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously.”

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There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously. - Thomas Sowell
“There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously.” – Thomas Sowell

There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously. - Thomas Sowell
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“The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.”

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The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics. - Thomas Sowell
“The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” – Thomas Sowell

The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics. - Thomas Sowell
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“The word ‘racism’ is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything – and demanding evidence makes you a ‘racist.'”

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The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist.' - Thomas Sowell
“The word ‘racism’ is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything – and demanding evidence makes you a ‘racist.'” – Thomas Sowell

The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist.' - Thomas Sowell
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“It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.”

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It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. - Thomas Sowell
“It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.” – Thomas Sowell

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. - Thomas Sowell
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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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Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. - Thomas Sowell
“Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.” – Thomas Sowell

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. - Thomas Sowell
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“Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it.”

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Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it. - Thomas Sowell
“Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it.” – Thomas Sowell

Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it. - Thomas Sowell
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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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Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric. - Thomas Sowell
” Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.” – Thomas Sowell

Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric. - Thomas Sowell
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If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarianism.

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If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarianism. - Thomas Sowell
“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarianism.” – Thomas Sowell

If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarianism. - Thomas Sowell
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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 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.

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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 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today. - Thomas Sowell
“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 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.” – Thomas Sowell

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 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today. - Thomas Sowell
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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.

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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. - Thomas Sowell
“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.” – Thomas Sowell

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

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The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings. - Thomas Sowell
“The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.” – Thomas Sowell

The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings. - Thomas Sowell
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Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?

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Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation? - Thomas Sowell
“Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?” – Thomas Sowell

Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation? - Thomas Sowell
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The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.

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The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department. - Thomas Sowell
“The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.” – Thomas Sowell

The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department. - Thomas Sowell
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Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them.

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Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them. - Thomas Sowell
“Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them.” – Thomas Sowell

Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them. - Thomas Sowell
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Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.

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Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets. - Thomas Sowell
“Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.” – Thomas Sowell

Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets. - Thomas Sowell
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Our schools and colleges are turning out people who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do.

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Our schools and colleges are turning out people who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do. - Thomas Sowell
“Our schools and colleges are turning out people who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do.” – Thomas Sowell

Our schools and colleges are turning out people who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do. - Thomas Sowell
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If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win.

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If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win. - Thomas Sowell
“If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win.” – Thomas Sowell

If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win. - Thomas Sowell
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The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.

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The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best. - Thomas Sowell
“The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.” – Thomas Sowell

The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best. - Thomas Sowell
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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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Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late. - Thomas Sowell
“Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.” – Thomas Sowell

Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late. - Thomas Sowell
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Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision.

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Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision. - Thomas Sowell
“Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision.” – Thomas Sowell

Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision. - Thomas Sowell
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There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young.

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There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young. - Thomas Sowell
“There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young.” – Thomas Sowell

There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young. - Thomas Sowell
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A moral monopoly is the antithesis of a marketplace of ideas.

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A moral monopoly is the antithesis of a marketplace of ideas. - Thomas Sowell
“A moral monopoly is the antithesis of a marketplace of ideas.” – Thomas Sowell

A moral monopoly is the antithesis of a marketplace of ideas. - Thomas Sowell
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Hyperinflation can take virtually your entire life’s savings, without the government having to bother raising the official tax rate at all.

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Hyperinflation can take virtually your entire life's savings, without the government having to bother raising the official tax rate at all.
“Hyperinflation can take virtually your entire life’s savings, without the government having to bother raising the official tax rate at all.” – Thomas Sowell

Hyperinflation can take virtually your entire life's savings, without the government having to bother raising the official tax rate at all.
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Helping those who have been struck by unforeseeable misfortunes is fundamentally different from making dependency a way of life.

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Helping those who have been struck by unforeseeable misfortunes is fundamentally different from making dependency a way of life.
“Helping those who have been struck by unforeseeable misfortunes is fundamentally different from making dependency a way of life.” – Thomas Sowell

Helping those who have been struck by unforeseeable misfortunes is fundamentally different from making dependency a way of life.
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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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The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites.
“The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites.” – Thomas Sowell

The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites.
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All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts.

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All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts.
“All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts.” – Thomas Sowell

All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts.
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The real minimum wage is zero.

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The real minimum wage is zero.
“The real minimum wage is zero.” – Thomas Sowell

The real minimum wage is zero.
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Being willing to donate the taxpayers’ money is not the same as being willing to put your own money where your mouth is.

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Being willing to donate the taxpayers' money is not the same as being willing to put your own money where your mouth is.
“Being willing to donate the taxpayers’ money is not the same as being willing to put your own money where your mouth is.” – Thomas Sowell

Being willing to donate the taxpayers' money is not the same as being willing to put your own money where your mouth is.
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