John Maynard

1883 - 1946

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

The important thing for government is not to do things which individuals are doing already and to do them a little better or a little worse; but to do those things which at present are not done at all.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on belief, danger, evil, good, ideas, interest, men, practicality, and slavery

Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. . . . It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, 1936, end

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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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