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If all else fails immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
I have never understood why one's affections must be confined as once with women to a single country.
If there must be madness, something may be said for having it on a heroic scale
Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not.
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
Wisdom, itself, is often an abstraction associated not with fact or reality but with the man who asserts it and the manner of its assertion.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
I am worried about our tendency to over invest in things and under invest in people.
Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
The capacity for erroneous belief is very great, especially where it coincides with convenience.
The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.
The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.
More die in the United States of too much food than of too little
Economists are generally negligent of their heroes.
By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.
A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.
In economics, it is often professionally better to be associated with highly respectable error than uncertainly established truth.
We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had much.
We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
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.
One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
But there is merit even in the mentally retarded legislator. He asks the questions that everyone is afraid to ask for fear of seeming simple.
There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.
War remains the decisive human failure.
There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
When people are least sure they are often most dogmatic.
There is an old saying, or should be, that it is a wise economist who recognizes the scope of his own generalizations.
There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.