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Ludwig von Mises Quote of the Day

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Society has arisen out of the works of peace;
the essence of society is peacemaking.
- Ludwig von Mises

Human civilization is not something achieved against nature;
it is rather the outcome of the working of the innate qualities of man.
- Ludwig von Mises

The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure
were inflicted by bad governments.
- Ludwig von Mises

War prosperity is like the prosperity that an earthquake or a plague brings.
- Ludwig von Mises

 

A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets.
- Ludwig von Mises

The state can be and has often been in the course of
history the main source of mischief and disaster.
- Ludwig von Mises

War can really cause no economic boom,
at least not directly, since an increase in wealth
never does result from destruction of goods.
- Ludwig von Mises


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If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives
them the right to subjugate other races,
nations, or peoples, there can be no peace.
- Ludwig von Mises

Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those
nations convinced that only victory and conquest could
improve their material well-being.
- Ludwig von Mises

Modern society, based as it is on the division of labor,
can be preserved only under conditions of lasting peace.
- Ludwig von Mises

Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit
the state and its influence most strictly.
- Ludwig von Mises

Whoever wishes peace among peoples must fight statism.
- Ludwig von Mises

The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war.
- Ludwig von Mises

If history could teach us anything, it would be that
private property is inextricably linked with civilization.
- Ludwig von Mises

Men are fighting...
because they are convinced that the extermination of
adversaries is the only means of promoting their own well-being.
- Ludwig von Mises

The attainment of the economic aims of man presupposes peace.
- Ludwig von Mises

If men do not now succeed in abolishing war,
civilization and mankind are doomed.
- Ludwig von Mises

Sovereignty must not be used for inflicting harm on anyone,
whether citizen or foreigner.
- Ludwig von Mises

Peace and not war is the father of all things.
- Ludwig von Mises

Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business.
- Ludwig von Mises

To defeat the aggressors is not enough to make peace durable.
The main thing is to discard the ideology that generates war.
- Ludwig von Mises

War...
is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror.
- Ludwig von Mises

The root of the evil is not the construction of new,
more dreadful weapons.
It is the spirit of conquest.
- Ludwig von Mises

Innovation is the whim of an elite before it becomes a need of the public.
- Ludwig von Mises

Only one thing can conquer war - that attitude of mind
which can see nothing in war but destruction and annihilation.
- Ludwig von Mises

Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin
not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy
but to governmental interventionist policy directed
against free trade and laissez faire.
- Ludwig von Mises

What can you say about a society that says that God
is dead and Elvis is alive?
- Irv Kupcinet

I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
- A. Whitney Brown

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

An armed society is a polite society.
Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
- Candace Bushnell

Society is the union of men and not the men themselves.
- Charles de Secondat

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

It is good for society to have this introspection.
- Jacques Verges

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled
flow of words in an open forum.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
- James A. Baldwin

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes,
packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners,
and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
- Paul Sweeney

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
- John W. Gardner

Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into
the kind of statue likes,
and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
- Randolph Bourne

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our society is not a community, but merely a collection
of isolated family units.
- Valerie Solanas

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
a society can be understood without understanding both.
- C. Wright Mills

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one
step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
- Al Roker

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens,
who assemble and administer the government in person.
- James Madison

To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man.
Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
- Charles Edwards

Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural,
religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
- Jack Kingston

I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom,
too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.
- Boyd Rice

The key to organizing an alternative society is to
organize people around what they can do,
and more importantly, what they want to do.
- Abbie Hoffman

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

The function of the press in society is to inform,
but its role in society is to make money.
- A. J. Liebling

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Society has always seemed to demand a little more from
human beings than it will get in practice.
- George Orwell

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Society is based on the assumption that everyone is
alike and no one is alive.
- Hugh Kingsmill

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking
about what is best for society.
- Hillary Clinton

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
- Bill Vaughan

You can find your way across this country using burger
joints the way a navigator uses stars.
- Charles Kuralt

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win,
you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak,
men mistook magic for medicine; now,
when science is strong and religion weak,
men mistake medicine for magic.
- Thomas Szasz

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

The danger of the past was that men became slaves.
The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
- Erich Fromm


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