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||We are still far from understanding the ultimate and most profound secret of life, the principle of the origin of organisms. Who knows whether we shall ever discover it?||Socialism|| p. 259||Mystery
|Ludwig von Mises||There is within the infinite expanse of what is called the universe or nature a small field in which mans conscious conduct can influence the course of events.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 11||Mystery
|Ludwig von Mises||Perhaps there are somewhere in the infinite universe beings whose minds outrank our minds to the same extent as our minds surpass those of the insects. Perhaps there will once somewhere live beings who will look upon us with the same condescension as we look upon amoebae.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 17||Mystery
|Ludwig von Mises||Scientific research will never succeed in providing a full answer to what is called the riddles of the universe. It can never show how out of an inconceivable nothing emerged all that is and how one day all that exists may again disappear and the nothing alone will remain.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 53||Mystery
|Ludwig von Mises||Man is only a tiny speck in the infinite vastness of the universe and that the whole history of mankind is but a fleeting episode in the endless flux of eternity.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 125||Mystery
|Ludwig von Mises||Mans place in that part of the universe about which we can learn something is certainly modest only.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 125||Mystery