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John Maynard Keynes Quotes and Sayings

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The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit
that still carries any reward.
- John Maynard Keynes

Related topics: Finance

The importance of money flows from it being a link
between the present and the future.
- John Maynard Keynes

Ideas shape the course of history.
- John Maynard Keynes

Most men love money and security more,
and creation and construction less, as they get older.
- John Maynard Keynes

 

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

Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs.
In the long run we are all dead.
- John Maynard Keynes

Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering
what average opinion believes average opinion to be.
- John Maynard Keynes

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There is no harm in being sometimes wrong-
especially if one is promptly found out.
- John Maynard Keynes

It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility
of a far greater progress still.
- John Maynard Keynes

If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble,
competent people on a level with dentists,
that would be splendid.
- John Maynard Keynes

Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others.
- John Maynard Keynes

In the long run we are all dead.
- 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

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

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

I do not know which makes a man more conservative -
to know nothing but the present,
or nothing but the past.
- John Maynard Keynes

Like Odysseus, the President looked wiser when he was seated.
- 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 ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.
- 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

Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible
into the indifferent by the incompetent.
- John Maynard Keynes

Nothing mattered except states of mind,
chiefly our own.
- John Maynard Keynes

Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults
of thoughts on the unthinking.
- John Maynard Keynes

I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.
- John Maynard Keynes

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.
- John Maynard Keynes

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.
- John Maynard Keynes

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.
- John Maynard Keynes

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.
- John Maynard Keynes

To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility,
we must reduce the domination of certainty in education.
- William Glasser

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance
of saying anything real on real issues.
- Theodore Roosevelt

At home in Ireland, there's a habit of avoidance,
an ironical attitude towards the authority figure.
- Seamus Heaney

A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till
the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
- Thomas Hardy

I often work by avoidance.
- Brian Eno

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion
is the thickness of a prison wall.
- Denis Healey

Unmarried couples should get married -
that's an excellent tax avoidance measure,
if a bit drastic.
- John Whiting

The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending,
is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment.
- Jill Robinson

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another.
This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union.
The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom,
for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
- Cyril Connolly

Job's avoidance of rebellion against God has nothing
to do with God being good or wise or anything like that;
it's strictly because God is so powerful,
and you don't fight something when you are so much
weaker than that which you would fight.
- George C. Williams

I'm from the Midwest, and I loved my family.
I had a very good time as a child, but I was also -
I have a theory about Jews growing up in the Midwest,
that there is an ultimately sort of wonderful avoidance of a lot of things,
and a great acceptance of whatever is happening.
- Bob Balaban

I don't like to be labeled, to be anything.
I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music,
but it's counter-productive.
- Neil Young

It's a great counter to doing the soap because it's a comedy.
It's real physical comedy.
- Corbin Bernsen

How is it that mercury is not safe for food additives
and Over the Counter drug products,
but it is safe in our vaccines and dental amalgams?
- Dan Burton

It is difficult for me to believe that quantum mechanics,
working very well for currently practical set-ups,
will nevertheless fail badly with improvements in counter efficiency.
- John S. Bell

Family traditions counter alienation and confusion.
They help us define who we are; they provide something steady,
reliable and safe in a confusing world.
- Susan Lieberman

I worked at the cosmetic counter at a fine department store.
- Lita Ford

Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed.
- Edith Hamilton

And $18 million in three Japanese banks,
completely false.
That I have two factories in Panama,
also completely false.
This is part of the counter campaign of some people.
- Alberto Fujimori

If French is no longer the language of a power,
it can be the language of a counter power.
- Lionel Jospin

The President should spend his time going after the
terrorists rather than sharing sensitive counter terrorism
information with countries that sponsor terrorism.
- Frank Lautenberg

I did my military service from 1989 -
92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody.
I was very lucky.
I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence.
- Oded Fehr

If you watch the news and don't like it,
then this is your counter program to the news.
- Jon Stewart

The decisions of law courts should never be printed:
in the long run,
they form a counter authority to the law.
- Denis Diderot

My book is traditional.
It runs counter to the post-modern spirit.
- David Guterson

The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive
in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility.
- Jacques Delors

Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by
an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
- Ben Elton

Allied supplies of arms to Russia, and the manpower
reserves of Russia have been sufficient to bring continuous
counter-attacks against our Eastern Front.
- Hjalmar Schacht

I defend both the freedom of expression and society's right to counter it.
I must pay the price for differing.
It is the natural way of things.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The new rule says that the FBI has the right to go
to public places on the same terms and conditions as
other members of the public for counter-terrorism purposes.
- John Ashcroft

Boredom is always counter-revolutionary.
Always.
- Guy Debord

We have the opportunity to provide the first FDA reviewed
and approved over-the-counter option that can help
people lose weight and make changes to their lifestyle and diet.
- Steve Burton

One of the most important post-9/11 efforts made to
counter terrorism and the spread of weapons of mass
destruction is President Bush's Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI).
- Frank Gaffney

I went into a McDonald's yesterday and said,
"I'd like some fries." The girl at the counter said,
"Would you like some fries with that?"
- Jay Leno

I got tackled once in a movie theater.
I was with my mom and brother, and then suddenly I
got hit from behind and sort of sprawled out on the candy counter.
- Scott Wolf

Economists often like startling theorems,
results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.
- Ignazio Silone

By-and-large, these are families that are just waiting to get out of here.
They are frustrated; I would be, too.
I get frustrated at the cash register counter when the paper runs out.
- Russel Honore

Their films would probably be better if they'd seen a few more films,
which runs counter to this idiotic theory that you
run the risk of being influenced if you see too much.
- Jacques Rivette

Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort
to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work.
- Nicholas Johnson

But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency
operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi
security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity.
- John Abizaid

The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.
- H. L. Mencken


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