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 John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “There are no intrinsic reasons for the scarcity of capital.”
 John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.”
 John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “The engine which drives Enterprise is not Thrift, but Profit.”
 John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “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, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “His Newtons peculiar gift was the power of holding continuously in his mind a purely mental problem until he had seen through it.”
 John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.”
 John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.”
 John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “The love of money as a possession as distinguished from the love of money as a means to the enjoyments and realities of life will be recognized for what it is, a somewhat disgusting morbidity, one of those semi-criminal, semi-pathological propensities which one hands over with a shudder to the specialists in mental disease.”
 John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “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, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.”
 John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.... It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.”
 John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “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, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem, but if you owe a million, it has.”
 John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “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, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.”
 John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton - “Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.”