Quotes by Ludwig von Mises

A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets.
– Ludwig von Mises
Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business.
– Ludwig von Mises
If men do not now succeed in abolishing war, civilization and mankind are doomed.
– Ludwig von Mises
If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives them the right to subjugate other races, nations, or peoples, there can be no peace.
– Ludwig von Mises
Men are fighting... because they are convinced that the extermination of adversaries is the only means of promoting their own well-being.
– Ludwig von Mises
Modern society, based as it is on the division of labor, can be preserved only under conditions of lasting peace.
– Ludwig von Mises
Only one thing can conquer war - that attitude of mind which can see nothing in war but destruction and annihilation.
– Ludwig von Mises
Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Peace and not war is the father of all things.
– Ludwig von Mises
Sovereignty must not be used for inflicting harm on anyone, whether citizen or foreigner.
– Ludwig von Mises
The attainment of the economic aims of man presupposes peace.
– Ludwig von Mises
The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war.
– Ludwig von Mises
The root of the evil is not the construction of new, more dreadful weapons. It is the spirit of conquest.
– Ludwig von Mises
The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.
– Ludwig von Mises
The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.
– Ludwig von Mises
To defeat the aggressors is not enough to make peace durable. The main thing is to discard the ideology that generates war.
– Ludwig von Mises
War can really cause no economic boom, at least not directly, since an increase in wealth never does result from destruction of goods.
– Ludwig von Mises
War prosperity is like the prosperity that an earthquake or a plague brings.
– Ludwig von Mises
War... is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror.
– Ludwig von Mises
Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those nations convinced that only victory and conquest could improve their material well-being.
– Ludwig von Mises
Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly.
– Ludwig von Mises