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Adam Smith
Adam Smith

A Scottish philosopher and political economics pioneer, Smith wrote the first modern work of economics, known popularly as The Wealth o1776.f Nations. Many consider Smith to be the father of capitalism and modern economics. After graduating from the University of Glasgow and the University of Oxford, Smith became a professor of moral philosophy at the former. He wrote The Theory of Moral S…

Date of Birth: June 05, 1723
Date of Death: April 17, 1790


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"The robot is going to lose. Not by much. But when the final score is tallied, flesh and blood is going to beat the damn monster." Adam Smith
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"Defense is superior to opulence." Adam Smith
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"Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience." 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
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"I just saw people coming and going, and I asked if I could help." Adam Smith
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"This program will help users discover more books, publishers sell more books and authors to ultimately write more books." Adam Smith
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"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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"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
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"Any and all copyright holders ... can tell us which books they'd prefer that we not scan if we find them in a library." Adam Smith
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"This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts." Adam Smith
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"Such is the delicacy of man alone, that no object is produced to his liking. He finds that in everything there is need for improvement.... The whole industry of human life is employed not in procuring the supply of our three humble necessities, food, clothes and lodging, but in procuring the conveniences of it according to the nicety and delicacy of our tastes." Adam Smith
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"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
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"Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition." Adam Smith
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"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
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"On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity." Adam Smith
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"The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it." Adam Smith
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"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
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"With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches" Adam Smith
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"The machines that are first invented to perform any particular movement are always the most complex, and succeeding artists generally discover that, with fewer wheels, with fewer principles of motion, than had originally been employed, the same effects may be more easily produced. The first systems, in the same manner, are always the most complex." Adam Smith
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"It (Oxford) is a sanctuary in which exploded systems and obsolete prejudices find shelter and protection after they have been hunted out of every corner of the world" Adam Smith
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"Mankind are animals that makes bargains, no other animal does this." Adam Smith
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