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Modern civilization is a product of the philosophy of laissez faire. It cannot be preserved under the ideology of government omnipotence. Human Action p. 828; p. 832 Civilization
What distinguishes man from animals is the insight into the advantages that can be derived from cooperation under the division of labor. Human Action p. 827; p. 831 Civilization
Modern civilization will not perish unless it does so by its own act of self-destruction. No external enemy can destroy it. Liberalism pp. 188-89 Civilization
The foundation of any and every civilization, including our own, is private ownership of the means of production. Whoever wishes to criticize modern civilization, therefore, begins with private property. Liberalism p. 63 Civilization
Man is born an asocial and antisocial being. The newborn child is a savage. Egoism is his nature. Only the experience of life and the teachings of his parents, his brothers, sisters, playmates, and later of other people force him to acknowledge the advantages of social cooperation and accordingly to change his behavior. Omnipotent Government p. 241 Civilization
Civilization is a product of leisure and the peace of mind that only the division of labour can make possible. Socialism p. 271 Civilization
Civilization is a work of peaceful co-operation. Socialism p. 291 Civilization
For society is nothing but collaboration. Socialism p. 281 Civilization
What distinguishes civilized man from a barbarian must be acquired by every individual anew. Theory and History p. 293 Civilization