"It would be foolish to suggest that government is a good custodian of aesthetic goals. But, there is no alternative to the state."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."John Kenneth Galbraith on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."John Kenneth Galbraith on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."John Kenneth Galbraith on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."John Kenneth Galbraith on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."John Kenneth Galbraith on Thomas Paine
"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."