Quotes by John Kenneth Galbraith

By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.

In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.

Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.

War remains the decisive human failure.

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.

Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.