"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."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Adam Smith on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Adam Smith on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Adam Smith on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Adam Smith on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Adam Smith on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"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."
"All money is a matter of belief."
"Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition."
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