John Maynard

1883 - 1946

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 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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