John Maynard Keynes Quotes

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

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

The power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas.

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

Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for the reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally.

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

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

Regarded as a means, (the businessman) is tolerable; as an end, he is not so satisfactory.

It is better that a man should tyrannize over his bank balance than over his fellow citizens.