Adam Smith Quotes

35 Adam Smith quotes:

"What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?"
"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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"Defense is superior to opulence."
"Mankind are animals that makes bargains, no other animal does this."
"Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another."
"Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man."
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"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."
"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."
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"Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things."
"On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity."
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"I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good."
"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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"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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"With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches"
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"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."

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