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 notion of justice makes sense only when referring to a definite system of norms which in itself is assumed to be uncontested and safe against any criticism.||Human Action|| p. 716; p. 720||Justice
|Ludwig von Mises||There is no such thing as an absolute notion of justice not referring to a definite system of social organization. . . . There is neither right nor wrong outside the social nexus.||Human Action|| p. 717; p. 721||Justice
|Ludwig von Mises||The idea of justice refers always to social cooperation.||Human Action|| p. 717; p. 721||Justice
|Ludwig von Mises||Conduct suited to preserve social cooperation is just, conduct detrimental to the preservation of society is unjust.||Theory and History|| p. 54||Justice