Quotes by Adam Smith

Adam Smith FRSA was a Scottish economist, philosopher and author as well as a moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment era. Smith is best known for two classic works, namely An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

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

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

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All money is a matter of belief.

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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.

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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.

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