Adam Smith Selective Quotations

All money is a matter of belief.

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.

Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.

Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things.

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

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

On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.

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

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.

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