Adam Smith quotes, quotations, poems, phrases, words
famous authors, famous people, famous celebrities
PROFILE | PICTURES | NET WORTH | NEWS | VIDEOS | BIO | | QUOTES
Home > > Adam Smith > Quotes

Adam Smith Quotes / Quotations


Sponsored link:
Adam Smith QUOTES / QUOTATIONS
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.
Quotation of Adam Smith
All money is a matter of belief.
Quotation of Adam Smith
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.
Quotation of Adam Smith
Defense is superior to opulence.
Quotation of Adam Smith
Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
Quotation of Adam Smith
Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
Quotation of Adam Smith
Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
Quotation of Adam Smith
I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.
Quotation of Adam Smith
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.
Quotation of Adam Smith
Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things.
Quotation of Adam Smith
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.
Quotation of Adam Smith
Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.
Quotation of Adam Smith
Mankind are animals that makes bargains, no other animal does this.
Quotation of Adam Smith
No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
Quotation of Adam Smith
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
Quotation of Adam Smith
On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
Quotation of Adam Smith
Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.
Quotation of Adam Smith
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
Quotation of Adam Smith
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.
Quotation of Adam Smith
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.
Quotation of Adam Smith
The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of Adam Smith
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.
Quotation of Adam Smith
This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.
Quotation of Adam Smith
To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
Quotation of Adam Smith
To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers, but extremely fit for a nation that is governed by shopkeepers.
Quotation of Adam Smith
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
Quotation of Adam Smith
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
Quotation of Adam Smith
With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.
Quotation of Adam Smith