Ludwig von Mises: "Man is not, like the animals, an obsequious puppet of instincts and sensual impulses. Man has the power to suppress instinctive desires, he has a will of his own, he chooses between incompatible ends." - The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science
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|Ludwig von Mises||It is not to be denied that the loftiest theme that human thought can set for itself is reflection on ultimate questions. Whether such reflection can accomplish anything is doubtful.||Epistemological Problems of Economics|| p. 49||Metaphysics
|Ludwig von Mises||One may hold poets, prophets, or promulgators of new values in higher esteem than scientists. But in no case is one free to confound these two fundamentally different functions.||Epistemological Problems of Economics|| p. 49||Metaphysics
|Ludwig von Mises||Metaphysics and science perform different functions. They cannot, therefore, adopt the same procedures, nor are they alike in their goals.||Epistemological Problems of Economics|| p. 49||Metaphysics