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 masses do not like those who surpass them in any regard. The average man envies and hates those who are different.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 123||Envy
|Ludwig von Mises||What pushes the masses into the camp of socialism is, even more than the illusion that socialism will make them richer, the expectation that it will curb all those who are better than they themselves are. . . . There will no longer be any room left for innovators and reformers.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 123||Envy
|Ludwig von Mises||Nobody seems to doubt that to prevent some people from acquiring riches is a policy extremely beneficial for the rest of society.||Economic Freedom and Interventionism|| pp. 23132||Envy