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||It is a sickly weakness of nerves that urges one to seek harmonious personality growth in past ages and remote places.||A Critique of Interventionism|| p. 130||Retreatism
|Ludwig von Mises||There are, after all, not many people who are prepared to renounce light-heartedly the fruits of culture, however much they may despise them in thought and abuse them in words, few who are willing to return without more ado to the way of life of the deer and the stag.||Socialism|| p. 365||Retreatism
|Ludwig von Mises||If the diligence of modern industry were replaced by the contemplative life of the past, unnumbered millions would be doomed to death by starvation.||Socialism|| p. 396||Retreatism