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 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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