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Quotations by author » John Maynard Keynes
English economist, journalist, and financier, 1883-1946
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A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind
HistoryMindOpinionsStudy
Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be...
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But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.
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By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
GovernmentInflation
Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
BeliefCapitalism
Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent
Education
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He [Clemenceau] had one illusion - France; and one disillusion - mankind.
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I do not know which makes a man more conservative to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past
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I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.
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Ideas shape the course of history.
HistoryIdeas
If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid.
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If I owe you a pound, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours.
DebtMoneyProblems
In the long run we are all dead.
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In the long run, we're all dead.
Death and dying
In truth, the gold standard is already a barbarous relic
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It is better that a man should tyrannize over his bank balance than over his fellow citizens
Tyranny
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.
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It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong
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It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.
Ideas
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