Adam Smith Quotes

35 Adam Smith quotes:

"This program will help users discover more books, publishers sell more books and authors to ultimately write more books."
"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."
"People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices."
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"To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature"
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"Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things."
"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."
"This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts."
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"With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches"
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"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."
"Defense is superior to opulence."
"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."
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"Man, an animal that makes bargains."
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"Such is the delicacy of man alone, that no object is produced to his liking. He finds that in everything there is need for improvement.... The whole industry of human life is employed not in procuring the supply of our three humble necessities, food, clothes and lodging, but in procuring the conveniences of it according to the nicety and delicacy of our tastes."
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"I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good."
"The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it."
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"Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition."
"Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another."
"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."
"What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?"

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