"Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Adam Smith on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Adam Smith on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Adam Smith on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Adam Smith on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Adam Smith on Winston Churchill
"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."
"Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse."