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Scottish philosopher and economist, 1723-1790
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Every individual...generally, indeed, neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Such is the delicacy of man alone, that no object is produced to his liking. He finds that in everything there is need for improvement.... The whole industry of human life is employed not in procuring the supply of our three humble necessities, food, clothes and lodging, but in procuring the conveniences of it according to the nicety and delicacy of our tastes.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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