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The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing
by 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

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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

 

All money is a matter of belief.
- 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

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

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Defense is superior to opulence.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer
knows the propensity to dream,
the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Tech executives have historically been owners of significant
portions of their companies' stock so there is a propensity
for them to diversify as a rule.
- David Coleman

Women's propensity to share confidences is universal.
We confirm our reality by sharing.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

A propensity to hope and joy is real riches;
one to fear and sorrow real poverty.
- David Hume

Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment,
and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not
sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea,
because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
- Carl Sagan

The wind at Candlestick tonight is blowing with great propensity.
- Ron Fairly

The dog commends himself to our favor by affording
play to our propensity for mastery.
- Thorstein Veblen

No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful
that it may not be subdued by discipline.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor.
Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
- Jane Austen

There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity
to extract all the good out of all the evil.
- Benjamin Haydon

The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness
which the ambitious call,
and the ignorant believe to be liberty.
- Fisher Ames

The propensity to do good things is a choice.
- Shaun Cassidy

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck.
If you live through it, you start looking
very carefully to the right and to the left.
- Jean Kerr

About two months into the Whisky, I borrowed some money
and rented a remote recording truck.
- Johnny Rivers

I really like to just jump in a truck with your backpack
and just drive and go somewhere.
- Piper Perabo

It's important to bring things back from the Space Station because,
unlike somebody living at the house where the garbage
truck comes by twice a week,
they don't have that in space.
- Mark Kelly

After that initial success, every chance we got we'd
hire that remote recording truck and just record stuff
at the Whisky because it was so inexpensive.
- Johnny Rivers

I have horses, I drive a truck, and I wear cowboy boots.
First I'm a Texan.
- Henry Thomas

If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.
- Jackie Mason

Democratic politicians have disliked things I've written,
Republican politicians...
if they all love you, you might as well be driving a Good Humor truck.
- Adam Clymer

Buck up or stay in the truck.
- Sarah Palin

I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant,
driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck,
and doing commercials and documentaries.
- Richard Donner

I do remember being in high school and trying to go to an Outlaws concert,
but I was too drunk and ended up in trouble with the
police at some truck stop on 95 in Connecticut.
- Jim Coleman

Studios are passe for me.
I'd rather play in a garage, in a truck,
or a rehearsal hall, a club, or a basement.
- Neil Young

I got a job immediately after leaving high school;
I was lucky -
three dollars a week and all I could eat,
working on a vegetable truck.
- Ernest Borgnine

Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari,
sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.
- Tim Allen

We've got ballots flying around, being counted by hand,
arriving by truck and in God knows whose custody.
- David Axelrod

There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate
truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.
- B. C. Forbes

When I got outta High School I was driving a truck.
I was just a poor boy from Memphis, Memphis.
- Elvis Presley

Tiger the dog had a showdown with a fast moving flower
truck in the middle of the street and lost.
- Barry Williams

But when I came back into the city for the first time last November,
I thought every truck, every building was going to blow up.
It has truly changed me something fierce.
- Lanford Wilson

You might be a redneck if...
the blue book value of your truck goes up and down
depending on how much gas it has in it.
- Jeff Foxworthy

If he's got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway,
I don't hire him.
- Lou Holtz

You may be a redneck if...
you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education.
- Jeff Foxworthy

Sleepin' in the truck wasn't so bad.
Shoot, I kind of liked that, myself.
- Chris LeDoux

I'm an actor...
I do a job and I go home.
Why are you interested in me? You don't ask a truck driver about his job.
- James Gandolfini

I worked on the United Parcel Service truck,
I sold home delivery of milk.
But always, in the back of my mind, I wanted to get into radio.
- Larry King

I don't think I'm bad for people.
If I did think I was bad for people,
I would go back to driving a truck,
and I really mean this.
- Elvis Presley

Tires were so bald on the truck that the air was showin' through,
and I had to drive fifty miles an hour all the way out there,
because the vibration was so bad.
- Chris LeDoux


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