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John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes

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

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

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Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.

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It is almost as important to know what is not serious as to know what is.

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In the choice between changing one's mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.

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

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Originality is something that is easily exaggerated, especially by authors contemplating their own work.

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It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put on the troubled seas of thought.

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

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

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

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

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

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