Ludwig von Mises: "We are still far from understanding the ultimate and most profound secret of life, the principle of the origin of organisms. Who knows whether we shall ever discover it?" - Socialism
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|Ludwig von Mises||Man is subject to the passing of time. He comes into existence, grows, becomes old, and passes away. His time is scarce. He must economize it as he economizes other scarce factors.||Human Action|| p. 101; p. 101||Time
|Ludwig von Mises||Time for man is not a homogenous substance of which only length counts. It is not a more or a less in dimension. . . . It is an irreversible flux the fractions of which appear in different perspective according to whether they are nearer to or remoter from the instant of valuation and decision.||Human Action|| pp. 480-81; p. 483||Time
|Ludwig von Mises||The value of time, i.e., time preference or the higher valuation of want-satisfaction in nearer periods of the future as against that in remoter periods, is an essential element in human action. It determines every choice and every action.||Human Action|| p. 490; p. 493||Time