"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."
"A joke is a very serious thing."John Kenneth Galbraith on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."John Kenneth Galbraith on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."John Kenneth Galbraith on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."John Kenneth Galbraith on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."John Kenneth Galbraith on Henry Ward Beecher
"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."