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Ludwig Von Mises Quotes

A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets.

Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Peace and not war is the father of all things.

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

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

The attainment of the economic aims of man presupposes peace.

The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war.

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

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

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

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