Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
In economics, the majority is always wrong.
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.
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.
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door.
The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted.
We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.
The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.
A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.
A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.