"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."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Adam Smith on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Adam Smith on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Adam Smith on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Adam Smith on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Adam Smith on Mark Twain
"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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