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||Democracy is not a good that people can enjoy without trouble. It is, on the contrary, a treasure that must be daily defended and conquered anew by strenuous effort.||Bureaucracy|| p. 121||Democracy
|Ludwig von Mises||Democracy too is not divine.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 47||Democracy
|Ludwig von Mises||Majorities are no less exposed to error and frustration than kings and dictators. That a fact is deemed true by the majority does not prove its truth.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 47||Democracy
|Ludwig von Mises||People can today seek salvation only in democracy, in the right of self-determination both of individuals and of nations.||Nation, State, and Economy|| p. 131||Democracy