Ludwig von Mises

A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on society, ideas, and economy

The flowering of human society depends on two factors: the intellectual power of outstanding men to conceive sound social and economic theories, and the ability of these or other men to make these ideologies palatable to the majority.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 860

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on cooperation, society, and free will

The member of a contractual society is free because he serves others only in serving himself. What restrains him is only the inevitable natural phenomenon of scarcity.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 280

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on society, thinking, and individual

It is always the individual who thinks. Society does not think any more than it eats or drinks. The evolution of human reasoning from the naive thinking of primitive man to the more subtle thinking of modern science took place within society. However, thinking itself is always an achievement of individuals.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 177

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on cooperation, economy, and society

Every step by which an individual substitutes concerted action for isolated action results in an immediate and recognizable improvement in his conditions. The advantages derived from peaceful cooperation and division of labor are universal.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 146

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on entrepreneurship, entrepreneur, profit, economy, and money

The only source from which an entrepreneurs profits stem is his ability to anticipate better than other people the future demand of the consumers.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 288

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on equality, justice, economy, and politics

What those people who ask for equality have in mind is always an increase in their own power to consume.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 836

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on economy, liberty, freedom, and cooperation

The market economy is the social system of the division of labor under private ownership of the means of production. Everybody acts on his own behalf; but everybodys actions aim at the satisfaction of other peoples needs as well as at the satisfaction of his own. Everybody in acting serves his fellow citizens.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 258

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on liberty, freedom, happiness, government, and politics

Government means always coercion and compulsion and is by necessity the opposite of liberty.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 283

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on economy, politics, freedom, liberty, and government

Once the principle is admitted that it is duty of government to protect the individual against his own foolishness, no serious objections can be advanced against further encroachments.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 728..729

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on happiness, freedom, and liberty

Nobody is in a position to decree what should make a fellow man happier.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 14

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