“It always amazes me how many people there are who never seem to understand that what they have done has contributed to the consequences that followed.”

Other Quotes From Thomas Sowell

"People who talk incessantly about ‘change’ are often dogmatically set in their ways. They want to change other people."

"Envy was once considered to be one of the seven deadly sins before it became one of the most admired virtues under its new name, ‘social justice.’"

"If you cannot achieve equality of performance among people born to the same parents and raised under the same roof, how realistic is it to expect to achieve it across broader and deeper social divisions?"

"The last person to trust with power is someone who is dying to have it. The best person to wield power is someone who is reluctant to do so, but who will do it for a while as a civic duty. That is why term limits should make it impossible to have a whole career in politics."

"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."

"It is usually futile to try to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance."

"It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance."

"There has never been a shortage of people eager to draw up blueprints for running other people’s lives."