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All money is a matter of belief. ...
by Adam Smith

All money is a matter of belief.
- Adam Smith

Related topics: Finance

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Defense is superior to opulence.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than money.
- Thomas Jefferson

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Do what you love and the money will follow.
- Marsha Sinetar

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

A wise man should have money in his head,
but not in his heart.
- Jonathan Swift

Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases,
money makes counterfeit men.
- Sydney J. Harris

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain

The importance of money flows from it being a link
between the present and the future.
- John Maynard Keynes

Marrying into money was not a good thing for me.
- Anna Nicole Smith

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
- J. Paul Getty

All riches have their origin in mind.
Wealth is in ideas - not money.
- Robert Collier

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
- Henry David Thoreau

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.
- George Burns

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong,
but the love of money for its own sake.
- Margaret Thatcher

After a certain point, money is meaningless.
It ceases to be the goal.
The game is what counts.
- Aristotle Onassis

Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being
equally important to those who have it and those who do not.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

Art for art's sake, money for God's sake.
- Simon Raven

If you make a living, if you earn your own money,
you're free - however free one can be on this planet.
- Theodore White

It is more rewarding to watch money change the world
than watch it accumulate.
- Gloria Steinem

Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
- Ayn Rand

I think that focusing on the money, on the business,
is not enough.
- Sergei Bubka

Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Many good qualities are not sufficient to balance a single want -
the want of money.
- Johann Georg Zimmermann

I don't mind that I'm fat.
You still get the same money.
- Marlon Brando

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- Samuel Butler

Sooner or later, we sell out for money.
- Tony Randall

I don't think business news is just for old white men with money.
- Neil Cavuto

If saving money is wrong, I don't want to be right!
- William Shatner

There are people who have money and people who are rich.
- Coco Chanel

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
- Spike Milligan

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism.
Money is a glory.
- Salvador Dali

Don't judge me.
I made a lot of money.
- Samantha Bee


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