"To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Friedrich August von Hayek on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Friedrich August von Hayek on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Friedrich August von Hayek on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Friedrich August von Hayek on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Friedrich August von Hayek on William Shakespeare
"A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers."
"Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order."
"Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom."
"Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom."
"We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice."