"To feel much for others and little for ourselves to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Adam Smith on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Adam Smith on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Adam Smith on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Adam Smith on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Adam Smith on Abraham Lincoln
"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."