"In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."John Kenneth Galbraith on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."John Kenneth Galbraith on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."John Kenneth Galbraith on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."John Kenneth Galbraith on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."John Kenneth Galbraith on Booker T. Washington
"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."