Adam Smith Quotes

35 Adam Smith quotes:

"Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse."
"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."
"Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition."
"No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"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."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Business Quotes Benevolence Quotes
"All money is a matter of belief."
"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."
"No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Money Quotes
"Man, an animal that makes bargains."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"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."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Discipline Quotes
"This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes Facts Quotes
"The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes Facts Quotes
"To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Exercise Quotes
"Christina is truly deserving of this award. She always keeps her cool on the field and leads by example. Her approach to playing exemplifies the meaning of this recognition."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Example Quotes
"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"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Country Quotes
"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."
"This program will help users discover more books, publishers sell more books and authors to ultimately write more books."
"Any and all copyright holders ... can tell us which books they'd prefer that we not scan if we find them in a library."
"The mind is so rarely disturbed, but that the company of friend will restore it to some degree of tranquility and sedateness."
"Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience."

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