"Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."John Kenneth Galbraith on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."John Kenneth Galbraith on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."John Kenneth Galbraith on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."John Kenneth Galbraith on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."John Kenneth Galbraith on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."