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Adam Smith Quotes

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'No benevolent man ever lost altogether the fruits of his benevolence.'

'Man has almost constant occasion for the help of his brethren, and it is in vain for him to expect it from their benevolence only.'

'The whole annual produce of the land and labour of every country...naturally divides itself into three parts; the rent of the land, the wages of labour, and the profits of stock'

'If a nation could not prosper without the enjoyment of perfect liberty and perfect justice, there is not in the world a nation which could ever have prospered.'

'All money is a matter of belief.'

'Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.'

'Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.'

'On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.'

'Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.'

'The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations'

Born in Kirkcaldy, Fife
Died in Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
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The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy. - Benjamin Disraeli
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On this day:
Edgar the Peaceable Unites English Kingdoms - 0959, World's first railway inaugurated - 1604, First edition of the News of the World - 1843, First British Cable Car Opens - 1894, Kipling publishes Kim - 1901, Lawrence of Arabia Takes Damascus - 1918, 1st McDonalds opens in London - 1974, Toxteth Riots - 1985, Durham Pioneers Congestion Charge - 2002
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