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A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.
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Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be.
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By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
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Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
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Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.
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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.
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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.
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I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.
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Ideas shape the course of history.
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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.
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In the long run we are all dead.
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In the long run, we're all dead.
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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.
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It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.
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It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility of a far greater progress still.
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Like Odysseus, the President looked wiser when he was seated.
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Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.
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Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.
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Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own.
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Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others.
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The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
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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.
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The biggest problem is not to let people accept new ideas, but to let them forget the old ones.
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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.
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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.
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The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
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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.
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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.
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The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy.
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The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.
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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.
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There is no harm in being sometimes wrong- especially if one is promptly found out.
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Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking.
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