John Maynard Keynes

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John Maynard Keynes

In the long run we are all dead.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is better that a man should tyrannize over his bank balance than over his fellow-citizens and whilst the former is sometimes denounced as being but a means to the latter, sometimes at least it is an alternative.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I do not know which makes a man more conservative -- to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems -- the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid.More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be...More John Maynard Keynes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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