"Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Adam Smith on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Adam Smith on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Adam Smith on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Adam Smith on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Adam Smith on Henry Ward Beecher
"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."