"Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Adam Smith on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Adam Smith on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Adam Smith on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Adam Smith on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Adam Smith on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."