"No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Adam Smith on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Adam Smith on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Adam Smith on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Adam Smith on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."