Top Ten Best Friedrich August von Hayek QuotesFriedrich August von Hayek was an Austrian & British economist and philosopher famous for his defense of classical liberalism. In 1974, Hayek received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences along with Gunnar Myrdal.
The Top Ten Best Friedrich August von Hayek Quotes
1 It is possible for a dictator to govern in a liberal way. And it is also possible for a democracy to govern with a total lack of liberalism. Personally I prefer a liberal dictator to democratic government lacking liberalism.
2 Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom.
3 As is true with respect to other great evils, the measures by which war might be made altogether impossible for the future may well be worse than even war itself.
4 Is there a greater tragedy imaginable than that, in our endeavor consciously to shape our future in accordance with high ideals, we should in fact unwittingly produce the very opposite of what we have been striving for?
5 The growth of the human mind is part of the growth of civilization; it is the state of civilization at any given moment that determines the scope and possibilities of human ends and values. The mind can never foresee its own advance.
6 The more the state 'plans' the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.
7 The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
8 What a free society offers to the individual is much more than what he would be able to do if only he were free.
9 Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions… Liberty and responsibility are inseparable.
10 we live in a world..3 moral traditions..in constant conflict..innate ones..traditional ones,&..intellectually designed ones,&..our political conflicts..reduced..by..conflict between free moral tradition of a different nature,not only of different content.
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