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||All economic activity is based upon an uncertain future. It is therefore bound up with risk. It is essentially speculation.||Socialism|| p. 181||Risk
|Ludwig von Mises||There is no such thing as a safe investment.||Human Action|| p. 806; p. 810||Risk
|Ludwig von Mises||There is no such thing as independence of the vicissitudes of the market.||Human Action|| p. 806; p. 810||Risk
|Ludwig von Mises||Estimates of future volume of production, future sales, future costs, or future profits or losses are not facts, but speculative anticipations. There are no facts about future profits.||Human Action|| p. 812; p. 816||Risk