society

A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset on society, perfection, elegance, intensity, and moment

Imagine for a moment that each one of us takes only a little more care for each hour of his days, that he demands in it a little more of elegance and intensity; then, multiplying all these minute pressures toward the perfecting and deepening of each life by all the others, calculate for yourselves the gigantic enrichment, the fabulous ennobling which this process would create for human society.

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie, society, world, tranquility, and time

Cosmic reveries separate us from project reveries. They situate us in a world and not in a society. The cosmic reverie possesses a sort of stability or tranquility. It helps us escape time. It is a state.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 14

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A Quote by Frédéric Bastiat on society, justice, law, morality, and ethics

Legal plunder has two roots: One, as we have just seen, is in human selfishness; the other is in false philanthropy.

Frédéric Bastiat

Source: http://www.econlib.org/library/Bastiat/basEss2.html

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A Quote by Frédéric Bastiat on society, justice, law, morality, and ethics

No society can exist if respect for the law does not to some extent prevail; but the surest way to have the laws respected is to make them respectable. When law and morality are in contradiction, the citizen finds himself in the cruel dilemma of either losing his moral sense or of losing respect for the law, two evils of which one is as great as the other, and between which it is difficult to choose.

Frédéric Bastiat

Source: http://www.econlib.org/library/Bastiat/basEss2.html

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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 economy, society, wisdom, and civilization

The body of economic knowledge is an essential element in the structure of human civilization; it is the foundation upon which modern industrialism and all the moral, intellectual, technological, and therapeutical achievements of the last centuries have been built.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 885

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A Quote by Frédéric Bastiat on freedom, liberty, society, law, happiness, and peace

Try to imagine a system of labor imposed by force that is not a violation of liberty; a transfer of wealth imposed by force that is not a violation of property rights. If you cannot do so, then you must agree that the law cannot organize labor and industry without organizing injustice.

Frédéric Bastiat

Source: http://www.econlib.org/library/Bastiat/basEss2.html

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