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34 Famous Quotes by F.a. Hayek

...it is largely because civilization enables us constantly to profit from knowledge which we individually do not possess and because each individual's use of his particular knowledge may serve to assist others unknown to him in achieving their ends that men as members of civilized society can pursue their individual ends so much more successfully than they could alone.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by F.a. Hayek

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Human reason can neither predict nor deliberately shape its own future. Its advances consist in finding out where it has been wrong.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by F.a. Hayek

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The mind cannot foresee its own advance.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by F.a. Hayek

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Should our moral beliefs really prove to be dependent on factual assumptions shown to be incorrect, it would be hardly moral to defend them by refusing to acknowledge the facts.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by F.a. Hayek

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...the ultimate decision about what is accepted as right and wrong will be made not by individual human wisdom but by the disappearance of the groups that have adhered to the "wrong" beliefs.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by F.a. Hayek

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The discussions of every age are filled with the issues on which its leading schools of thought differ. But the general intellectual atmosphere of the time is always determined by the views on which the opposing schools agree. They become the unspoken presuppositions of all thought, and common and unquestioningly accepted foundations on which all discussion proceeds.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by F.a. Hayek

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Humiliating to human pride as it may be, we must recognize that the advance and even the preservation of civilization are dependent upon a maximum of opportunity for accidents to happen.

Society Quotes, by F.a. Hayek

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It is only because the majority opinion will always be opposed by some that our knowledge and understanding progress. In the process by which opinion is formed, it is very probable that, by the time any view becomes a majority view, it is no longer the best view: somebody will already have advanced beyond the point which the majority have reached. It is because we do not yet which of the many competing new opinions will prove itself the best that we wait until it has gained sufficient support.

Society Quotes, by F.a. Hayek

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...it is always from a minority acting in ways different from what the majority would prescribe that the majority in the end learns to do better.

Society Quotes, by F.a. Hayek

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