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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.

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    Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.

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    All money is a matter of belief.

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    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.

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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.

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

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    No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.

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

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    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.

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