Friedrich Hayek

Friedrich Hayek

Austrian economist
If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.More Friedrich Hayek quotes [08/14/2011 01:08:31]
We shall all be the gainers if we can create a world fit for small states to live in.More Friedrich Hayek quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Socratic maxim that the recognition of our ignorance is the beginning of wisdom has profound significance for our understanding of society. Most of the advantages of social life, especially in the more advanced forms that we call "civilization" rest on the fact that the individual benefits from more knowledge than he is aware of. It might be said that civilization begins when the individual in the pursuit of his ends can make use of more knowledge than he has himself acquired and when he can transcend the boundarieMore Friedrich Hayek quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Unlike the rationalism of the French Revolution, true liberalism has no quarrel with religion, and I can only deplore the militant and essentially illiberal antireligionism which animated so much of nineteenth-century Continental liberalism. ... What distinguishes the liberal from the conservative here is that, however profound his own spiritual beliefs, he will never regard himself as entitled to impose them on others and that for him the spiritual and the temporal are different sphere which ought not to be confused.More Friedrich Hayek quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
... that order generated without design can far outstrip plans men consciously contriveMore Friedrich Hayek quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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