Adam Smith Quotes (69 Quotes)


    Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.

    We're building this area between Milwaukee and Chicago as the best of both worlds. We're just excited to bring another high-profile event here.

    It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense. They are themselves, always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society.

    No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.

    With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.


    As soon as government management begins it upsets the natural equilibrium of industrial relations, and each interference only requires further bureaucratic control until the end is the tyranny of the totalitarian state.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Christina is truly deserving of this award. She always keeps her cool on the field and leads by example. Her approach to playing exemplifies the meaning of this recognition.

    The machines that are first invented to perform any particular movement are always the most complex, and succeeding artists generally discover that, with fewer wheels the same effects may be more easily produced.

    Give credit to their goalie as he had some good saves.

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

    I have no faith in political arithmetic.

    You could pay down the national deficit with the cost of tickets.

    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.

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

    This program will help users discover more books, publishers sell more books and authors to ultimately write more books.

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

    To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.

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

    I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.

    It was nerve-wracking coming to get my results. I was totally unsure what they would be. My offer from Sheffield was three As and my insurance offer from Leeds was also three As.

    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.

    The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

    We want to improve coordination and deliver services as efficiently as possible.

    We think most publishers and authors will choose to participate in the publisher program in order to introduce their work to countless readers around the world.

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

    That was probably our best game of the year.

    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.


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