John Maynard Keynes Quotes

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone. John Maynard Keynes

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 Keynes

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

Ideas shape the course of history. John Maynard Keynes

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones. John Maynard Keynes

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

Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others. John Maynard Keynes

There is nothing so disastrous as a rational investment policy in an irrational world. John Maynard Keynes

Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent. John Maynard Keynes

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 Keynes

If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid. John Maynard Keynes

My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne. John Maynard Keynes

Worldly wisdom teaches it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally. John Maynard Keynes

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is 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. John Maynard Keynes

I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal. John Maynard Keynes