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War remains the decisive human failure.

“War remains the decisive human failure.”

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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All of the great leaders have had

“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.”

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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Humor is richly rewarding to the person

“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.”

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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All of the great leaders have had

“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.”

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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Nothing is so admirable in politics as

“Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.”

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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Politics is the art of choosing between

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

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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By all but the pathologically romantic, it

“By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.”

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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The enemy of the conventional wisdom is

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

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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More die in the United States of

“More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.”

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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The process by which banks create money

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

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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By all but the pathologically romantic, it

“By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.”

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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Money differs from an automobile or mistress

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

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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Wealth, in even the most improbable cases,

“Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.”

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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The salary of the chief executive of

“The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.”

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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In any great organization it is far,

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

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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