In honor of Valentine's Day, here is a touching tribute by Margit von Mises to her husband. To Margit, Ludwig's dearest quality was not his great wisdom, but his passion for humanity.
Given during an event honoring the republishing of his book Liberalism, Margit's touching words not only display the love the two had for each other, but serve as a great reminder of just how important her husband's ideas are. Rather than simply being academic theories meant for scholarly debate, they are vital insights into empowering mankind to generate prosperity and eradicate the hardship of poverty. His words are a guide to making the world a better place for all.
Margit Serény von Mises (1890–1993) was an actress from Hamburg, and the wife of Ludwig von Mises. They met in 1925 and married on 6 July 1938. She wrote a memoir, My Years with Ludwig von Mises, of which Rothbard writes: "Margit's greatest achievement in the Mises industry was her wonderful memoir of her life together with Lu, a touching and romantic, as well as dramatic, story, on which she embarked after Lu's death in 1973, and which she published three years later..."
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