Adam Smith

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Adam Smith

Adam Smith

To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers, but extremely fit for a nation that is governed by shopkeepers.More Adam Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.More Adam Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.More Adam Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?More Adam Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.More Adam Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.More Adam Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The machines that are first invented to perform any particular movement are always the most complex, and succeeding artists generally discover that, with fewer wheels, with fewer principles of motion, than had originally been employed, the same effects may be more easily produced. The first systems, in the same manner, are always the most complex.More Adam Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mankind are animals that makes bargains, no other animal does this.More Adam Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this--one dog does not change a bone with another.More Adam Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The mind is so rarely disturbed, but that the company of friend will restore it to some degree of tranquility and sedateness.More Adam Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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 [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man, an animal that makes bargains.More Adam Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.More Adam Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.More Adam Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All money is a matter of belief.More Adam Smith [07/05/2011 11:07:45]
As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.More Adam Smith [07/05/2011 11:07:01]
Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.More Adam Smith [07/05/2011 11:07:10]
Defense is superior to opulence.More Adam Smith [07/05/2011 11:07:18]
Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.More Adam Smith [07/05/2011 11:07:25]
It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would otherwise be so, that the most judicious operations of banking can increase the industry of the country.More Adam Smith [07/05/2011 11:07:10]
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.More Adam Smith [07/05/2011 11:07:19]
Labor was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things.More Adam Smith [07/05/2011 11:07:27]
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 [07/05/2011 11:07:42]
Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.More Adam Smith [07/05/2011 11:07:49]
No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.More Adam Smith [07/05/2011 11:07:59]

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