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||Games are not reality, but merely play. They are civilized mans outlet for deeply ingrained instincts of enmity. When the game comes to an end, the victors and the defeated shake hands and return to the reality of their social life, which is cooperation and not fighting.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 88||Sports
|Ludwig von Mises||A game is a pastime, is a means to employ ones leisure time and to banish boredom.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 90||Sports
|Ludwig von Mises||No game can, apart from the pleasure it gives to the players and to the spectators, contribute anything to the improvement of human conditions.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 90||Sports