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Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. Adam Smith#Happy 222
Adam Smith#Happy 222
Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity of a man. The fair sex, who have commonly much more tenderness than ours, have seldom so much generosity. Adam Smith#Generosity 108
Adam Smith#Generosity 108
The real price of everything is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. Adam Smith#Wealth 100
Adam Smith#Wealth 100
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. Adam Smith#Business 90
Adam Smith#Business 90
Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this--one dog does not change a bone with another. Adam Smith#Humanity 87
Adam Smith#Humanity 87
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. Adam Smith#Altogether 74
Adam Smith#Altogether 74
To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature. Adam Smith#Human Nature 74
Adam Smith#Human Nature 74
This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts. Adam Smith#Imagination 67
Adam Smith#Imagination 67
With the great part of rich people, the chief employment of riches consists in the parade of riches. Adam Smith#Wealth 58
Adam Smith#Wealth 58
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. Adam Smith#Government 58
Adam Smith#Government 58
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