John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes

No society ever seems to have succumbed to boredom. Man has developed an obvious capacity for surviving the pompous reiteration of the commonplace.

I am prepared to say only one twentieth of one percent of the American people reads books carefully. But that is one hundred thousand people. And that is all I ever ask for. Some people think that they must write for two hundred million Americans. This is a terrible mistake.

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

In central banking as in diplomacy, style, conservative tailoring, and an easy association with the affluent count greatly and results far much less.