"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Friedrich August von Hayek on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Friedrich August von Hayek on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Friedrich August von Hayek on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Friedrich August von Hayek on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Friedrich August von Hayek on Booker T. Washington
"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."