John Maynard Keynes Quotes

Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.

John Maynard Keynes

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

John Maynard Keynes

Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A.

John Maynard Keynes

The biggest problem is not to let people accept new ideas, but to let them forget the old ones.

John Maynard Keynes

If I owe you a pound, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours.

John Maynard Keynes

He [Clemenceau] had one illusion - France; and one disillusion - mankind.

John Maynard Keynes

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.

John Maynard Keynes

Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older

John Maynard Keynes

The power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas

John Maynard Keynes

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.

John Maynard Keynes

By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.

John Maynard Keynes

A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind

John Maynard Keynes

It is better that a man should tyrannize over his bank balance than over his fellow citizens.

John Maynard Keynes

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.

John Maynard Keynes
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