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 evil that a man inflicts on his fellow man injures bothnot only the one to whom it is done, but also the one who does it. Nothing corrupts a man so much as being an arm of the law and making men suffer.||Liberalism|| p. 58||Corruption
|Ludwig von Mises||The corruption of the regulatory bodies does not shake his blind confidence in the infallibility and perfection of the state; it merely fills him with moral aversion to entrepreneurs and capitalists.||A Critique of Interventionism|| p. 30||Corruption
|Ludwig von Mises||Corruption is an evil inherent in every government not controlled by a watchful public opinion.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 206||Corruption