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||A higher standard of living also brings about a higher standard of culture and civilization.||Economic Policy|| p. 89||Prosperity
|Ludwig von Mises||Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer.||A Critique of Interventionism|| p. 23||Prosperity
|Ludwig von Mises||The very existence of a comparatively great number of invalids is, however paradoxical, a characteristic mark of civilization and material well-being. Provision for those invalids who lack mean of sustenance and are not taken care of by their next of kin has long been considered a work of charity.||Human Action|| p. 833; p. 837||Prosperity