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Scottish philosopher and economist, 1723-1790
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.”

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