John Maynard

1883 - 1946

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 words

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Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: the New Statesman and Nation, July 15, 1933

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on reward and taxes

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on exercise, history, influence, men, and socialism

Marxian Socialism must always remain a portent to the historians of opinion - how a doctrine so illogical and so dull can have exercised so powerful and enduring an influence over the minds of men, and, through them, the events of history.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: The End of Laissez-Faire, 1925

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on bankers and problems

If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem, but if you owe a million, it has.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

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