Sir John James Cowperthwaite Quotes

A glimmer of light is better than no illumination at all.

Sir John James Cowperthwaite

Money cannot be converted into houses or trained teachers or hospitals at the touch of a magic wand. There are limitations to our physical and intellectual resources.

Sir John James Cowperthwaite

One trouble is that when Government gets into a business it tends to make it uneconomic for anyone else.

Sir John James Cowperthwaite

An infant industry, if coddled, tends to remain an infant industry and never grows up or expands.

Sir John James Cowperthwaite

I am afraid that I do not believe that any body of men can have enough knowledge of the past, the present and the future to establish development priorities which presumably means procuring some developments as being good and prohibiting others as being bad.

Sir John James Cowperthwaite

I should like to begin with a philosophical comment. I do not think that when one is speaking of hardships or benefits one can reasonably speak in terms of classes or social groups but only in terms of individuals.

Sir John James Cowperthwaite

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