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||Man is the only animal that is able, within definite limits, to adjust his environment purposively to suit him better.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 8||Environment
|Ludwig von Mises||It is vain to provide for the needs of ages the technological abilities of which we cannot even dream.||Human Action|| p. 383; p. 386||Environment
|Ludwig von Mises||Talk about the magnificence of untouched nature is idle if it does not take into account what man has got by desecrating nature.||Theory and History|| pp. 218-19||Environment