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.Adam Smith
All money is a matter of belief.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.Adam Smith
Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.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.Adam Smith
Labor was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things.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.Adam Smith
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.Adam Smith
No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.Adam Smith
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.Adam Smith
Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.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.Adam Smith
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.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.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.Adam Smith
This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.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.Adam Smith
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?Adam Smith
was a famous Scottish philosopher and economist,
who was born on
June 5, 1723. As a person born on this date, Adam Smith is listed in our database as the 2nd
most popular celebrity for the day (June 5).
People born on June 5
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
Adam Smith is the 74th most popular Gemini.
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In general, Adam Smith ranks as the 995th
most popular famous person, and the 3rd most popular philosopher of all time.
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