"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."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."John Kenneth Galbraith on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."John Kenneth Galbraith on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."John Kenneth Galbraith on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."John Kenneth Galbraith on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."John Kenneth Galbraith on C. S. Lewis
"By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man."
"In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone."
"Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."
"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."
"There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting."