John Galbraith

1908 -

A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on affliction and life

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 Galbraith (1908 -)

Source: Guardian (London, 28 July 1989)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on economics and wisdom

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

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on economics and majorities

In economics, the majority is always wrong.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on behavior, existence, guidance, ideas, people, wealth, and world

The ideas by which people . . . interpret their existence and in measure guide their behavior, were not forged in a world of wealth.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on absence, babies, and inventions

It is easy to overlook the absence of appreciable advance in an industry. Inventions that are not made, like babies that are not born, are rarely missed.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on commitment, economics, exercise, intuition, and questions

There can be no question, however, that prolonged commitment to mathematical exercises in economics can be damaging. It leads to the atrophy of judgement and intuition...

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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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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