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What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health,
by Adam Smith

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health,
out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
- Adam Smith

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

No complaint...
is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
- Adam Smith

 

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.
- Adam Smith

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.
- Adam Smith

All money is a matter of belief.
- Adam Smith

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No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith

Virtue is more to be feared than vice,
because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
- Adam Smith

With the greater part of rich people,
the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.
- Adam Smith

Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense,
and for a defense only!
It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.
- Adam Smith

To feel much for others and little for ourselves;
to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections,
constitute the perfection of human nature.
- Adam Smith

Great ambition, the desire of real superiority,
of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man,
and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
- Adam Smith

I have never known much good done by those who affected
to trade for the public good.
- Adam Smith

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

Labor was the first price, the original purchase -
money that was paid for all things.
- Adam Smith

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.
- Adam Smith

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
- Adam Smith

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
- Adam Smith

Defense is superior to opulence.
- Adam Smith

Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
- Adam Smith

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

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.
- Adam Smith

Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest
degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace,
easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice:
all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.
- Adam Smith

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts,
and persist in doing so, generation after generation,
through all changes of opinion and detail,
is the one that must rule all observation.
- Adam Smith

Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production;
and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to,
only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.
- Adam Smith

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.
- Adam Smith

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property,
the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed,
and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
- Adam Smith

It is not by augmenting the capital of the country,
but by rendering a greater part of that capital active
and productive than would otherwise be so,
that the most judicious operations of banking can increase
the industry of the country.
- Adam Smith

Labour was the first price, the original purchase -
money that was paid for all things.
It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour,
that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.
- Adam Smith

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength,
the latter becomes irresistible.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
- commonly but falsely attributed to Dr. Seuss,
this misquote consists of the Bernard Baruch quote,
"Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
with additional words added anonymously.

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

A woman's life is not perfect or whole till she has
added herself to a husband.
Nor is a man's life perfect or whole till he has added to himself a wife.
- Anthony Trollope

As the years go by, I've added a few pounds on,
and I like it.
I like it that I look a little softer.
- Victoria Principal

We tell stories.
We talk about statistics.
And in 1978, we added an element of the show that gave it its heartbeat:
the long distance dedication.
- Casey Kasem

A good deed here, a good deed there,
a good thought here,
a good comment there, all added up to my career in one way or another.
- Sidney Poitier

If there is a small rocket on top of a big one,
and if the big one is jettisoned and the small one is ignited,
then their speeds are added.
- Hermann Oberth

Television, despite its enormous presence,
turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory.
- Justin Kaplan

Let it be immediately added, however,
that this economic independence and prosperity has
always been absolutely associated in the American mind
with free political institutions.
- Herbert Croly

We added Medicare Part D to a system facing bankruptcy
and gave no thought to means testing it.
- Bob Inglis

The added work load of a degree has made me focus a
lot more when I am in work.
- Benjamin Cohen

Segregation was a burden for many blacks,
because the end of the civil war and the amendments
added to the constitution elevated expectations beyond
reality in some respects.
- Ed Smith

And all who told it added something new,
and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
- Alexander Pope

Islam is perfect, there is nothing to be added or changed.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

While it is true that we must seek value added industries
like food processing plants and call center operations,
we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile.
- Alan Autry

With Stewart International Airport located here,
the New Windsor Police Department has an added responsibility
to take anti-terrorism precautions while protecting our area.
- Sue Kelly

Americans are also feeling the effects of soaring energy prices at the gas pump.
The double burden of these added expenses will be far
too much for many families.
- Russ Carnahan

When you go to the grocery store, you find that the
cheapest calories are the ones that are going to make you the fattest -
the added sugars and fats in processed foods.
- Michael Pollan

She seemed to mean what she said.
She said pretty much this: I retained some lawyers,
I have to move on with my life, I am divorcing you,
and then she added, I need money.
- Dennis Kozlowski

Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which,
like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals,
you will have added your conception,
your artful piece of stone.
- Adrienne Clarkson

The world was not created once and for all time for each of us individually.
There are added to it in the course of our life things
of which we have never had any suspicion.
- Marcel Proust

What does signature mean? Supposedly these are the
added touches that make the crime personal to the killer.
- Pat Brown

One always dies too soon or too late.
And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn,
and it must all be added up.
You are nothing other than you life.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The NRA was one of the items that we pointed to when
we added money to the labor,
health and Education appropriations bill by reducing the size of the tax cut.
- David Obey

It is therefore not to be wondered at that Lincoln's
single term in the House of Representatives at Washington
added practically nothing to his reputation.
- John George Nicolay

Everyone has a budget, I don't care who you are.
But they said if we are in a pennant race in the middle
of the summer they are going to get some help with added payroll.
- Dusty Baker

I will lobby tirelessly in cooperation with other mayors
around the country to insure that federal funding for
our recently added police officers continues.
- Alan Autry

I do not think that music keeps evolving.
It evolved through Bach; since then,
in my humble opinion,
all the innovations added nothing.
- Gordon Getty

And then my chance really happened in 1996 when we
added the second flight of the tether satellite.
- Umberto Guidoni

Although there was a screenplay, the actors never knew
what questions I was going to ask them,
and all of my character's voice-over narration and
scenes were added after the fact.
- Griffin Dunne

She not only kept her lovely figure,
she's added so much to it.
- Bob Fosse

In one century, we've added 28 years to our average life span -
a change so rapid that our brains couldn't possibly
have evolved to accommodate it.
- Martha Beck

There is no one magic move or secret that creates victory,
but lots of little items that when added together can make you victorious.
- Bill Toomey

To be conscious means not simply to be,
but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one's
being added to that being.
- William James

It's a nice visual.
I had just done Blade and I put on more weight for
Blade and I thought I might as well use it so I kept
it and added a little more.
I wanted him to be a big bear.
- Ryan Reynolds

In 1944 James Arthur and Minnie Susan were added to the Marx household.
- Harpo Marx

It should here be added that poetry habitually takes the form of verse.
- John Drinkwater

More of him came from my step-dad, who is now passed away.
The initial creators of the show kind of based the
character on their dads and then I added my dad.
- Kurtwood Smith


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