Quotes by Friedrich August von Hayek

Friedrich August von Hayek CH FBA, often referred to by his initials F. A.

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Quote by Friedrich August von Hayek

We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.

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Quote by Friedrich August von Hayek

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.

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Quote by Friedrich August von Hayek

A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.

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Quote by Friedrich August von Hayek

He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants.

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Quote by Friedrich August von Hayek

It may seem harsh, but it is probably in the interest of all that under a free system those with full earning capacity should often be rapidly cured of a temporary and not dangerous disablement at the expense of some neglect of the aged and mortally ill.

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