A quote that bears repeating

What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.

–F. Holderlin, as quoted in The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek

via Liberal Morality

And this is the root of it all. Get rid of everything else, boil it down to its essence, smelt out the dross, and all that’s left is this tiny burning nugget of ultimate truth.

This earth can’t be your heaven. It will never be your heaven as long as someone, somewhere disagrees with how you think things should be done. And all the evils in the world stem from this: you who are trying to brute force your version of heaven on everyone else.


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