Ludwig von Mises - Quotes

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

Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business.

Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business.

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

Innovation is the whim of an elite before it becomes a need of the public. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

Whoever wishes peace among peoples must fight statism.

Whoever wishes peace among peoples must fight statism.

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

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

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

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

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

War prosperity is like the prosperity that an earthquake or a plague brings. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets.

A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets.

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

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

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

The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war.

The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war.

The attainment of the economic aims of man presupposes peace.

The attainment of the economic aims of man presupposes peace.

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

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

Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking.

Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking.

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

War... is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror.

War... is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror.

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

Peace and not war is the father of all things. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Austrian
Born: September 29, 1881
Birthplace: Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine)
Die: 10-10, 1973
Occupation: Economist
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Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (German: [ˈluːtvɪç fɔn ˈmiːzəs]; 29 September 1881 – 10 October 1973) was an Austrian-American theoretical Austrian School economist. Mises wrote and lectured extensively on behalf of classical liberalism. He is best known for his work on praxeology, a study of human choice and action (wikipedia)