"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Friedrich August von Hayek on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Friedrich August von Hayek on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Friedrich August von Hayek on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Friedrich August von Hayek on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Friedrich August von Hayek on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."