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The Historical Setting of the Austrian School p. 34

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The Enlightenment did not put its hopes upon the more or less accidental emergence of well-intentioned rulers and provident sages. Its optimism concerning mankinds future was founded upon the double faith in the goodness of man and in his rational mind.
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The Theory of Money and Credit p. 456

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The excellence of the gold standard is to be seen in the fact that it renders the determination of the monetary units purchasing power independent of the policies of governments and political parties.
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Socialism pp. 90-91

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It is not exclusively to the interest of woman that she should succeed in this struggle; to contrast the interests of men and women, as extreme feminists try to do, is very foolish. All mankind would suffer if woman should fail to develop her ego and be unable to unite with man as equal, freeborn...
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A Critique of Interventionism p. 23

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Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer.
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Liberalism p. 67

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There is an inherent tendency in all governmental power to recognize no restraints on its operation and to extend the sphere of its dominion as much as possible. To control everything, to leave no room for anything to happen of its own accord without the interference of the authorities--this is the...
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Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 202

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In all ages the pioneer in scientific thought has been a solitary thinker. But never has the position of the scientist been more solitary than in the field of modern economics.
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Human Action p. 877; p. 881

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Man lives in the shadow of death. Whatever he may have achieved in the course of his pilgrimage, he must one day pass away and abandon all that he has built. Each instant can become his last. There is only one thing that is certain about the individual's future — death.
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Human Action p. 827; p. 831

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The emergence of the international division of labor requires the total abolition of war.
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Omnipotent Government pp. 81-82

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It would be a mistake to ascribe the ascendancy of modern nationalism to human wickedness. The nationalists are not innately aggressive men; they become aggressive through their conception of nationalism. They are confronted with conditions which were unknown to the champions of the old principle...
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Human Action p. 691; p. 694

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Even the most orthodox Marxians are not bold enough to support seriously its essential thesis, namely, that capitalism results in a progressive impoverishment of the wage earners.
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