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Thomas Sowell Quotes: 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.
         

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.


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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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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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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.



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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.



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.

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.



It is bad enough that so many people believe things without any evidence. What is worse is that some people have no conception of evidence and regard facts as just someone else's opinion.

It is bad enough that so many people believe things without any evidence. What is worse is that some people have no conception of evidence and regard facts as just someone else's opinion.





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