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||In the political field it is always the will of the majority that prevails, and the minorities must yield to it.||Liberty and Property|| p. 12||Majority Rule
|Ludwig von Mises||In the political sphere, there is no means for an individual or a small group of individuals to disobey the will of the majority. But in the intellectual field private property makes rebellion possible.||Liberty and Property|| p. 12||Majority Rule
|Ludwig von Mises||[They knew that] all men are liable to error and that it could happen that the majority, deluded by faulty doctrines propagated by irresponsible demagogues, could embark upon policies that would result in disaster, even in the entire destruction of civilization.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 93||Majority Rule
|Ludwig von Mises||When any sort of difference arises between law and opinion, a reaction must necessarily follow; a movement sets in against that part of the law that is felt to be unjust. Such conflicts always tend to end in a victory of opinion over the law; ultimately the views of the ruling class become embodied in the law.||The Theory of Money and Credit|| p. 229||Majority Rule