John Galbraith

1908 -

A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on conventionality, jobs, pain, and thinking

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on astrology and economics

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

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on kindness

You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on people

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When people are the least sure, they are often the most dogmatic.

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on meetings

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

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on modesty and virtue

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on destruction, people, privilege, and risk

People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on character and value

The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character-building value of privation for the poor.

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on majorities

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

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on art and politics

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

John Galbraith (1908 -)

Source: Ambassador's Journal

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