Zitat des Tages von John Maynard Keynes:
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.
In the long run we are all dead.
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.
Like Odysseus, the President looked wiser when he was seated.
Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking.
The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.
It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility of a far greater progress still.
The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.
It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.
By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.
There is no harm in being sometimes wrong - especially if one is promptly found out.
Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
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.
Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.
Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own.
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid.
A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.
Ideas shape the course of history.