Quotation Explorer - 'John Kenneth Galbraith'

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith
More die in the United States of too much food than of too little - John Kenneth Galbraith
I am worried about our tendency to over invest in things and under invest in people. - John Kenneth Galbraith
One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know. - John Kenneth Galbraith
We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite. - John Kenneth Galbraith
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. - John Kenneth Galbraith
It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Where humor is concerned there are no standards - no one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will. - John Kenneth Galbraith
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. - John Kenneth Galbraith
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking. - John Kenneth Galbraith
We now in the United States have more security guards for the rich than we have police services for the poor districts. If you're looking for personal security, far better to move to the suburbs than to pay taxes in New York. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. - John Kenneth Galbraith
You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too. - John Kenneth Galbraith
In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong. - John Kenneth Galbraith
The happiest time of anyone's life is just after the first divorce. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. - John Kenneth Galbraith
There is an old saying, or should be, that it is a wise economist who recognizes the scope of his own generalizations. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything. - John Kenneth Galbraith
It is almost as important to know what is not serious as to know what is. - John Kenneth Galbraith
A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions. - John Kenneth Galbraith
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error. - John Kenneth Galbraith
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