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Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest
by 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

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

All money is a matter of belief.
- 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

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

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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 society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

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

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

Defense is superior to opulence.
- Adam Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer


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