Here's a quote which appeared in the April issue of "Creativity" magazine. A fine addition to the archives of irony.
"The trade of advertising is so near perfection that it is not easy to propose any improvement. But as every art ought to be exercised in due subordination to the public good. I cannot but propose it as a moral question to these masters of the public ear, whether they do not sometimes play too wantonly to our passions." Samuel Johnson, 1759