Ludwig von Mises: "Man is not, like the animals, an obsequious puppet of instincts and sensual impulses. Man has the power to suppress instinctive desires, he has a will of his own, he chooses between incompatible ends." - The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science
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|Ludwig von Mises||The much abused shopkeepers have abolished slavery and serfdom, made woman the companion of man with equal rights, proclaimed equality before the law and freedom of thought and opinion, declared war on war, abolished torture, and mitigated the cruelty of punishment. What cultural force can boast of similar achievements?||Socialism|| p. 398||Bourgeoisie
|Ludwig von Mises||Through all the changes in the prevailing system of social stratification, moral philosophers continued to hold fast to the fundamental idea of Ciceros doctrine that making money is degrading.||Epistemological Problems of Economics|| p. 194||Bourgeoisie