Facts about John Maynard Keynes

Occup.Economist
FromEngland
BornJune 5, 1883
DiedApril 21, 1946
Aged62 years

Summary

John Maynard Keynes was a famous Economist from England, who lived between June 5, 1883 and April 21, 1946. He/she became 62 years old.

Zodiac:
He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 28 quotes who is written / told by John, under the main topics: Money - Finance - Inspirational.

Related authors: Bertrand Russell (Philosopher), Virginia Woolf (Author), E. M. Forster (Novelist), Henry Hazlitt (Philosopher), Xu Zhimo (Poet)

28 Famous quotes by John Maynard Keynes

Small: The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of in
"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"
Small: The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward
"The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward"
Small: Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others
"Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others"
Small: Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own
"Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own"
Small: Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older
"Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older"
Small: Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead
"Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead"
Small: Like Odysseus, the President looked wiser when he was seated
"Like Odysseus, the President looked wiser when he was seated"
Small: It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility of a far greater progress still
"It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility of a far greater progress still"
Small: It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil
"It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil"
Small: In the long run we are all dead
"In the long run we are all dead"
Small: If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with den
"If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid"
Small: Ideas shape the course of history
"Ideas shape the course of history"
Small: I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal
"I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal"
Small: I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the
"I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past"
Small: For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and
"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"
Small: Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking
"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking"
Small: There is no harm in being sometimes wrong - especially if one is promptly found out
"There is no harm in being sometimes wrong - especially if one is promptly found out"
Small: The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which
"The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future"
Small: The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future
"The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future"
Small: The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity may have played a greater part in bursting the bo
"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"
Small: The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones
"The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones"
Small: The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves afte
"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"
Small: The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the aren
"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"
Small: Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent
"Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent"
Small: Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things
"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone"
Small: By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important
"By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens"
Small: Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion
"Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be"
Small: A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind
"A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind"