Ludwig von Mises: "Man is not, like the animals, an obsequious puppet of instincts and sensual impulses. Man has the power to suppress instinctive desires, he has a will of his own, he chooses between incompatible ends." - The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science
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|Ludwig von Mises||In the realm of nature we cannot know anything about final causes, by reference to which events can be explained. But in the field of human actions there is the finality of acting men. Men make choices. They aim at certain ends and they apply means in order to attain the ends sought.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 120||Natural Sciences
|Ludwig von Mises||Nothing could by more mistaken than the now fashionable attempt to apply the methods and concepts of the natural sciences to the solution of social problems.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 120||Natural Sciences
|Ludwig von Mises||What makes natural science possible is the power to experiment; what makes social science possible is the power to grasp or to comprehend the meaning of human action.||Money, Method, and the Market Process|| p. 9||Natural Sciences