Ludwig von Mises: "Only stilted pedants can conceive the idea that there are absolute norms to tell what is beautiful and what is not. They try to derive from the works of the past a code of rules with which, as they fancy, the writers and artists of the future should comply. But the genius does not cooperate with the pundit." - Theory and History
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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