Adam smith Quotes

There is no art which one government soone...

There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people. - Adam Smith
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"All money is...

"All money is a matter of belief." - Adam Smith
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Wherever there is great property, there is great ine...

Wherever there is great property, there is great inequality... for one very rich man, there must be at least five hundred poor. -- Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
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Nothing is more grac...

Nothing is more graceful than habitual cheerfulness. ...Adam Smith
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โ€œLandlord's right has its origin in robbery. The landlords, l...

โ€œLandlord's right has its origin in robbery. The landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent for even the natural produce of the earth" - Adam Smith
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Landlordsโ€™ right has its origin in robbery. The landlords, l...

Landlordsโ€™ right has its origin in robbery. The landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for the natural produce of the earth. -Adam Smith
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"All for ourselves, and nothing for other people...

"All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind." -Adam Smith
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"The frequent, and often wonderful, success of the most ignorant quacks and imposters, bo...

"The frequent, and often wonderful, success of the most ignorant quacks and imposters, both civil and religious, sufficiently demonstrate how easily the multitude are imposed upon by the most extravagant and groundless pretensions." - Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments
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"He is a bold surgeon, they say, whose hand does not tremble when he performs an operation u...

"He is a bold surgeon, they say, whose hand does not tremble when he performs an operation upon his own person; and he is often equally bold who does not hesitate to pull off the mysterious veil of self-delusion, which covers his view the deformities of his own conduct." - Adam Smith
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"We frequently see the respectful attentions of the world more strongly directed towards the r...

"We frequently see the respectful attentions of the world more strongly directed towards the rich and the great, than towards the wise and the virtuous. We see frequently the vices and follies of the powerful much less despised than the poverty and weakness of the innocent." - Adam Smith
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โ€œThe disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, an...

โ€œThe disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition is the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments.โ€ โ€“Adam Smith
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โ€œThe disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, an...

โ€œThe disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition is the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments.โ€ โ€“ Adam Smith
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"A power to dispose of estates for ever is manifestly absurd. The earth and the fu...

"A power to dispose of estates for ever is manifestly absurd. The earth and the fulness of it belongs to every generation, and the preceding one can have no right to bind it up from posterity. Such extension of property is quite unnatural." - Adam Smith
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"By uniting, in some measure, the most distant parts of the world, by enabling them ...

"By uniting, in some measure, the most distant parts of the world, by enabling them to relieve one another's wants, to increase one another's enjoyments, and to encourage one another's industry, their general tendency would seem to be beneficial." - Adam Smith
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โ€œCivil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property,...

โ€œCivil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.โ€ - Adam Smith
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