Ludwig von Mises: "In Nature too, much may exist that we do not like. But we cannot change the essential character of natural events. If, for example, someone thinks — and there are some who have maintained as much — that the way in which man ingests his food, digests it, and incorporates it into his body is disgusting, one cannot argue the point with him. One must say to him: There is only this way or starvation." - Liberalism
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|Ludwig von Mises||It is a sickly weakness of nerves that urges one to seek harmonious personality growth in past ages and remote places.||A Critique of Interventionism|| p. 130||Retreatism
|Ludwig von Mises||There are, after all, not many people who are prepared to renounce light-heartedly the fruits of culture, however much they may despise them in thought and abuse them in words, few who are willing to return without more ado to the way of life of the deer and the stag.||Socialism|| p. 365||Retreatism
|Ludwig von Mises||If the diligence of modern industry were replaced by the contemplative life of the past, unnumbered millions would be doomed to death by starvation.||Socialism|| p. 396||Retreatism