Selected Quotes of John Maynard Keynes

"The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is long past the ocean is flat again. "
   --John Maynard Keynes, The Theory of Money and the Foreign Exchanges, 1924

"I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal. "
   --John Maynard Keynes, Letter to Duncan Grant (15 December 1917)

"I should have drunk more champagne. "
   --John Maynard Keynes, Probably apocryphal that these were his dying words, but very likely he did say something like this.