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16 Famous Quotes by Adam Smith
6/16/1723 - 7/17/1790
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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.

Benevolence Quotes, by Adam Smith

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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.

Science and technology Quotes, by Adam Smith

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

Virtue Quotes, by Adam Smith

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

Science Quotes, by Adam Smith

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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.

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by Adam Smith

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Man, an animal that makes bargains.

Humanity Quotes, by Adam Smith

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What we're doing here is completely in line with the principles of fair use. We think this will help more users discover their books, and buy their books.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Adam Smith

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Adam Smith

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Adam Smith

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Adam Smith

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Adam Smith

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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?

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Adam Smith

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Adam Smith

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Adam Smith

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Adam Smith

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Adam Smith

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