Adam Smith

Adam Smith

English economist and philosopher
There is no art which government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people.More Adam Smith quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our necessities but of their advantages.More Adam Smith quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wherever there is great property there is great inequality. For one very rich man there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes the indigence of the many. The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy, to invade his possessions.More Adam Smith quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.More Adam Smith quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is the interest of every man to live as much at his ease as he can; and if his emoluments are to be precisely the same, whether he does or does not perform some very laborious duty, it is certainly his interest, at least as interest is vulgarly understood, either to neglect it altogether, or, if he is subject to some authority which will not suffer him to do this, to perform it in as careless and slovenly a manner as that authority will permit.More Adam Smith quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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