Top Ten Best John Maynard Keynes QuotesJohn Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes of Tilton was a British economist.
The Top Ten
1 It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.
exactly! - Metal_Treasure
2 Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
3 The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
so true - Metal_Treasure
4 I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.
5 Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
6 If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem. But if you owe a million, it has.
7 The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else.
8 Practical men,who believe themselves to be..exempt from any intellectual influence,are usually..slaves of some defunct economist.Madmen in authority,who hear voices in the air,are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back.
9 The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.
10 Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally then to succeed unconventionally
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