Mises Quotes

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Ludwig von Mises
“Nobody ever recommended a dictatorship aiming at ends other than those he himself approved. He who advocates dictatorship always advocates the unrestricted rule of his own will”
Ludwig Von Mises, Omnipotent Government

Ludwig von Mises
“Against what is stupid, nonsensical, erroneous, and evil, [classical] liberalism fights with the weapons of the mind, and not with brute force and repression.”
Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism: The Classical Tradition

Ludwig von Mises
“In a battle between force and an idea, the latter always prevails.”
Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism: The Classical Tradition

“At home he was constantly reading. Once he was asked: "Don't you have a hobby?" "Oh yes," he replied, "reading." His studio was his sanctuary, his books his treasures. The last thing he did at night before retiring was to go to the bookshelves and, like a gourmet studying the menu in a good restaurant, carefully select a book to enrich his evening.”
Margit von Mises, My Years With Ludwig von Mises

“Once in a while he also listened to a chamber-music concert on radio. When I tried to get him interested in a good television show he said, "It would take too much of my time," and he specially objected to listening to commentators. "I can do my thinking alone," was his reaction.”
Margit von Mises, My Years With Ludwig von Mises

“But if those coming forward with elaborate plans for the “reformation” of society are not really interested in the cause of humanity, what does motivate them? Simply the desire for power: On this point Lewis is in emphatic agreement with both Hayek and Mises. Hayek: “[T]he desire to organize social life according to a single plan itself springs largely from a desire for power.” Mises: “Every dictator plans to rear, raise, feed and train his fellow citizens as the breeder does his cattle. His aim is not to make them happy but to bring them into a condition which renders him, the dictator, happy.”
J.R.Nyquist

Ludwig von Mises
“Most actions do not aim at anybody’s defeat or loss. They aim at an improvement in conditions.”
Ludwig von Mises, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics