Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Life cycle

"Regulatory bodies, like the people who comprise them, have a marked life cycle. In youth they are vigorous, aggressive, evangelistic, and even intolerant. Later they mellow, and in old age – after a matter of ten or fifteen years – they become, with some exceptions, either an arm of the industry they are regulating or senile." - John Kenneth Galbraith, aka "Ken"

"Contingency is a thing unto itself, not the titration of determinism by randomness." - Stephan Jay Gould