Ludwig von Mises — Austrian Economist born on September 29, 1881, died on October 10, 1973

Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises was a theoretical Austrian School economist. He is best known for his work on praxeology, a study of human choice and action. Mises emigrated from Austria to the United States in 1940. Mises's writings have exerted significant influence on the libertarian movement in the United States since the mid-20th century... (wikipedia)

War... is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror.
If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization.
War prosperity is like the prosperity that an earthquake or a plague brings.
Modern society, based as it is on the division of labor, can be preserved only under conditions of lasting peace.
The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war.