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John Kenneth Galbraith
October 15, 1908 - April 29, 2006
Nationality: American
Category: Economist
Subcategory: American Economist

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.


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.


There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.


The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.


The commencement speech is not, I think, a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture.


The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.


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.


We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had much.


One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.


The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor.


We have escapist fiction, so why not escapist biography?


Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.


If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.


In economics, the majority is always wrong.


The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.


A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.


Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not.


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


It has been the acknowledged right of every Marxist scholar to read into Marx the particular meaning that he himself prefers and to treat all others with indignation.


In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.


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