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

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The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future. John Maynard Keynes

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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. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. John Maynard Keynes

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In the long run we are all dead. John Maynard Keynes

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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. John Maynard Keynes

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It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil. John Maynard Keynes

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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

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For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still. John Maynard Keynes

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Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking. John Maynard Keynes

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In truth, the gold standard is already a barbarous relic. John Maynard Keynes

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The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future. John Maynard Keynes

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The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems -- the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion. John Maynard Keynes

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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

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Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own. John Maynard Keynes

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The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods. John Maynard Keynes

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

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The composition of this book has been for the author a long struggle of escape, and so must the reading of it be for most readers if the authors assault upon them is to be successful,a struggle of escape from habitual modes of thought and expression. The ideas which are here expressed so laboriously are extremely simple and should be obvious. 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. John Maynard Keynes

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A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind. John Maynard Keynes

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Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be... John Maynard Keynes

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Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens. John Maynard Keynes

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I do not know which makes a man more conservative -- to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past. John Maynard Keynes

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It is better that a man should tyrannize over his bank balance than over his fellow-citizens and whilst the former is sometimes denounced as being but a means to the latter, sometimes at least it is an alternative. John Maynard Keynes

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Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older. John Maynard Keynes