Ludwig von Mises: "Most men endure the sacrifice of the intellect more easily than the sacrifice of their daydreams. They cannot bear that their utopias should run aground on the unalterable necessities of human existence." - Epistemological Problems of Economics
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|Ludwig von Mises||Plato was anxious to find a tyrant who would use his power for the realization of the Platonic ideal state. The question whether other people would like or dislike what he himself had in store for them never occurred to Plato.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 95||Plato
|Ludwig von Mises||Plato founded his utopia on the hope that a small group of perfectly wise and morally impeccable philosophers will be available for the supreme conduct of affairs.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 99||Plato