John Maynard Keynes
Cambridge

Quotes

11 November 2014
Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.
11 November 2014
It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.
11 November 2014
Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own.
11 November 2014
The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.
11 November 2014
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
I do not know which makes a man more conservative—to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.
11 November 2014
A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.
11 November 2014
Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.
11 November 2014
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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