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John Maynard Keynes Quotes

– “A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.”
– “Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be.”
– “By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.”
– “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”
– “Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.”

– “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.”

– “I do not know which makes a man more conservative – to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.”

– “I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.”

– “Ideas shape the course of history.”

– “If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid.”

– “In the long run we are all dead.”

– “It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.”

– “It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility of a far greater progress still.”

– “Like Odysseus, the President looked wiser when he was seated.”

– “Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.”

– “Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.”

– “Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own.”

– “Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others.”

– “The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.”

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