Adam Smith

Adam Smith

English economist and philosopher
I have no faith in political arithmetic.More Adam Smith quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.More Adam Smith quotes [07/05/2011 11:07:42]
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages. Nobody but a beggar chooses to depend chiefly upon the benevolence of his fellow citizens.More Adam Smith quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By pursuing his own interest (the individual) frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.More Adam Smith quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.More Adam Smith quotes [07/05/2011 11:07:35]

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