“Above all, however, we must recognize that we may be free and yet miserable. Liberty does not mean all good things or the absence of all evils. It is true that to be free may mean freedom to starve, to make costly mistakes, or to run mortal risks. In the sense in which we use the term, the penniless vagabond who lives precariously by constant improvisation is indeed freer than the conscripted soldier with all his security and relative comfort.”

in F.A. Hayek, Liberty, Writers

-F.A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, Paperback edition), 1978, p.18.

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