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In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.
Institutions
John Kenneth Galbraith

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In economics the majority is always wrong.
Economy and Economics
John Kenneth Galbraith

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In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.
Power
John Kenneth Galbraith

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Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
Meetings
John Kenneth Galbraith

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More die in the United States from too much food that from too little.
Food and Eating
John Kenneth Galbraith

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Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
Politicians and Politics
John Kenneth Galbraith

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Of all classes the rich are the most noticed and the least studied.
Riches
John Kenneth Galbraith

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One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
Wisdom
John Kenneth Galbraith

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People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.
Virtue
John Kenneth Galbraith

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The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor.
Wealth
John Kenneth Galbraith

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The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
Events
John Kenneth Galbraith

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The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.
Cities and City Life
John Kenneth Galbraith

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There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.
Politicians and Politics
John Kenneth Galbraith

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There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.
Majority
John Kenneth Galbraith

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There's a certain part of the contented majority who love anybody who is worth a billion dollars.
Tycoons
John Kenneth Galbraith

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We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
Pessimism
John Kenneth Galbraith

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Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.
Wealth
John Kenneth Galbraith

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
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