Ludwig von Mises: "This, then, is freedom in the external life of manthat he is independent of the arbitrary power of his fellows. Such freedom is no natural right. It did not exist under primitive conditions. It arose in the process of social development and its final completion is the work of mature Capitalism." - Socialism
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|Ludwig von Mises||Men cannot be made happy against their will.||Liberalism|| p. 46||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||Nobody is in a position to decree what should make a fellow man happier.||Human Action|| p. 14; p. 14||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||Each individual is the only and final arbiter in matters concerning his own satisfaction and happiness.||Theory and History|| p. 13||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||Nobody is called upon to determine what could make another man happier or less unhappy.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 118||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||You do not increase the happiness of a man eager to attend a performance of Abies Irish Rose by forcing him to attend a perfect performance of Hamlet instead. You may deride his poor taste. But he alone is supreme in matters of his own satisfaction.||Bureaucracy|| pp. 9091||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||There is no means of comparing and measuring the happiness of different people and of the same people at different times.||Human Action|| p. 617; p. 621||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||If a man drinks wine and not water I cannot say he is acting irrationally. At most I can say that in his place I would not do so. But his pursuit of happiness is his own business, not mine.||Socialism|| p. 405||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||Man is not evil merely because he wants to enjoy pleasure and avoid painin other words, to live. Renunciation, abnegation, and self-sacrifice are not good in themselves.||Socialism|| p. 409||Happiness