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A thousand acres that can feed a thousand souls is better than ten thousand acres of no more effect.
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An house is of a double nature, viz., one, wherein it is a way and means of expence, the other as it is an instrument and tool of gain.
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Another cause which aggravates taxes is the force of paying them in money at a certain tinge, and not in commodities at the most convenient seasons.
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As for religion, I die in the profession of that faith, and in the practice of such worship as I find established by the law of my country.
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Causes of Civil War are also, that the Wealth of the Nation is in too few mens hands, and that no certain means are provided to keep all men from a necessity either to beg, or steal, or be Souldiers.
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Every man ought to contribute according to what he taketh to himself, and actually enjoyeth.
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Every seaman is not only a navigator, but a merchant and also a soldier.
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Here we are to remember that in consequence of our opinion that labor is the Father and active principle of wealth, as lands are the Mother, that the state by killing, mutilating, or imprisoning their members do withal punish themselves.
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Husbandmen, seamen, soldiers, artizans and merchants are the very pillars of any commonwealth; all the other professions do rise out of the infirmities and miscarriages of these.
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I hope no man takes what I said about the living and dieing of men for mathematical demonstration.
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I make this question, whether, since they do all live by begging... it were not better for the state to keep them.
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In the next place, it will be asked, who shall pay these men? I answer, everybody.
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It were good to know the geometrical content, figure and situation of all the lands of a kingdom, especially according to its most natural bounds.
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Money is the best rule of commerce.
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No man pays double or twice for the same thing, forasmuch as nothing can be spent but once.
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Now, forasmuch as princes are not only powerful but rich, according to a number of people (hands being the Father as lands are the Mother or Womb of Wealth), it is no wonder why states by encouraging marriage, advance their own interests.
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Raising of money may indeed change the species, but with so much loss as the foreign pieces were raised unto, above their intrinsick value.
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That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be: And that many are naturally querulous and envious, is an Evil as old as the World.
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The general observation is that the city of London moves westward. Where the consumption of commodity is. viz.: among the gentry, the vendors of the same must seat themselves.
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The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange.
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We incline, therefore, to think the parishes should be equal or near, because in the reformed religion the principal use of a church is to preach in.
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Wherefore the race being not to the swift, etc. but time and chance happening to all men, I leave the Judgement of the whole to the Candid, of whose correction I shall never be impatient.
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Wherefore when a man giveth out his money upon condition that be may not demand it back until a certain time to come, he certainly may take a compensation for this inconvenience which he admits against himself.
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