Quotes by John Maynard Keynes

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

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

“The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.”

“The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.”

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

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

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

“Ideas shape the course of history.”

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

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

“The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy.”

“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.”

“The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods.”

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