74 Total Quotes

Adam Smith Quotes

Adam Smith
The robot is going to lose. Not by much. But when the final score is tallied, flesh and blood is going to beat the damn monster.
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#Quotes #Blood

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The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations
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#Aspirations

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Every individual...generally, indeed, neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.
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#Interest

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Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.
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#Quotes #Animals

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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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#Quotes #Conscience

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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.
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#Benevolence

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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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#Worth

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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.
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#Quotes #Gold

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Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
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#Quotes #Conscience

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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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#Man

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This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.
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#Quotes #Facts

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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.
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#Quotes #Country

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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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#Quotes #Interest

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Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
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#Quotes #Generosity

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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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#Exercise

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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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#Discipline

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On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
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#Quotes

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Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
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#Quotes #Superstition

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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.
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#Quotes #Men