Quote Of The Day

Over at PJMedia, John Hawkins (who seems to have been appointed List Master there) has compiled a list of “Best Thomas Sowell Quotes“.

All of them are good.  My favorite, because I’m a.) an historian and b.) conservative, is this one:

“For the anointed, traditions are likely to be seen as the dead hand of the past, relics of a less enlightened age, and not as the distilled experience of millions who faced similar human vicissitudes before.”

Yup.  The quote goes perfectly with Cicero’s immortal words:

“Not to know what happened before you were born is to be a child forever. For what is the time of a man, except it be interwoven with that memory of ancient things of a superior age?”

Call it a twofer.

2 comments

  1. My favorite is one that paraphrases Orwell:
    “There is usually only a limited amount of damage that can be done by dull or stupid people. For creating a truly monumental disaster, you need people with high IQ’s.”

    Or, as seen on a can-caddy:
    “To err is human, to really fuck up, you need a computer.”

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