Friedrich August von HayekFriedrich August von Hayek, (1899-1992), Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences 1974

Friedrich August von Hayek Quote

“When it becomes dominated by a collectivist creed, democracy will inevitably destroy itself.”

Friedrich August von HayekFriedrich August von Hayek
~ Friedrich August von Hayek

The Road to Serfdom, pg 73 (1944)

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Mike, Norwalk

The second half of the quote is a self evident truth. The first half merely declares one specific accelerator.

E Archer, NYC

Collectivism without respecting the inherent rights of the individual is just tyranny of the masses. The process of life is a process of liberation -- from dependence to self-reliance. When the creed promotes permanent subservience to the mob (usually influenced or controlled by a few), we are conditioned as beasts of burden.

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robkenSRQ    10/28/08

Excellent! creed and greed (Mike, thats the other accelerator). There are more, but that's enough to do the job... Archer, very good, I love "The process of life is the process of liberation" and "...we are conditioned as beasts of burden." are these yours?

Editor, Liberty Quotes

Hey, Robert. Welcome back! Just because you changed email address doesn't mean you have to change your blogging alias here. I suggest you keep using RobertSRQ since we know you that way. Cheers! -Eric

Mike, Norwalk

Robert, welcome back. Thanks! I do what I can.

Logan, Memphis, TN

Eric, you must get a kick out of watching us all post; I'm curious to know if you have a second alias upon which you banter along with us... ..smiles.. perhaps we'll never know... It's good to keep your anonymity on such a blog.

Editor, Liberty Quotes

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E Archer, NYC

Hi, Robert. Yes the phrases are mine but hardly original. Any 'awakened individual' would come to the same conclusion. ;-) Eric, thanks for providing this site and service! I look forward to it everyday. Great quotes!

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    anon.    10/30/08

    I think the c in creed is a typo. the c should be a G.

    Editor, Liberty Quotes

    Thanks, anon, but it is 'creed.' See The Road to Serfdom, pg 73:

    jim k, Austin

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