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The real and effectual discipline which is exercised
by 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Defense is superior to opulence.
- Adam Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

All that is real is seen with the heart.
- Vivian Greene

Life's real lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It is health that is real wealth,
and not pieces of gold and silver.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

Smell the smells, feel the fear,
and smile at the incoherent way
life runs us in circles
while inscribing the real lessons
in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is real is beyond all reach.
- Julian Green

Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
- Albert Einstein

A real friend is one who walks in
when the rest of the world walks out.
- Walter Winchell

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot lose your real treasure.
- Osho

What I cannot love, I overlook.
Is that real friendship?
- Anais Nin

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.
Without it, no real success is possible,
no matter whether it is on a section gang,
a football field, in an army, or in an office.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

The real us is pure love, pure light
- don Miguel Ruiz

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca


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