John Maynard

1883 - 1946

A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on death and guidance

But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on citizenship, destruction, government, inflation, and wealth

Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was 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. . . . Lenin was certainly right.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: Essay in Persuasion, 1931

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on crime, disease, life, love, money, and possessions

The love of money as a possession - as distinguished from the love of money as a means to the enjoyments and realities of life - will be recognized for what it is, a somewhat disgusting morbidity, one of those semi-criminal, semi-pathological propensities which one hands over with a shudder to the specialists in mental disease.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: Essay in Persuasion, 1931

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on future, money, and present

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

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on difficulty, ideas, and lies

The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: Quoted:K.Eric Drexler Engines of Creation:theComingEra of Nanotechnology,Bantam, NY,1987

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on gifts, mind, power, and problems

His [Newton's] peculiar gift was the power of holding continuously in his mind a purely mental problem until he had seen through it.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: Essays in Biography, 1933

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on beginning, certainty, direction, knowledge, and truth

It has been pointed out already that no knowledge of probabilities, less in degree than certainty, helps us to know what conclusions are true, and that there is no direct relation between the truth of a proposition and its probability. Probability begins and ends with probability.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: The Application of Probability to Conduct.

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on profit

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The engine which drives Enterprise is not Thrift, but Profit.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: A Treatise on Money, 1930

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton

It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton

There are no intrinsic reasons for the scarcity of capital.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, 1936, ch.24

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