- The rich
... divide with the poor the produce of all their improvements.
They are led by an invisible hand to make nearly the same
distribution of the necessaries of life which would have been
made, had the earth been divided into equal proportions among
all its inhabitants.
Smith # Rich,
tax ought to be so contrived as both to take out and to keep
out of the pockets of the people as little as possible, over
and above what it brings into the treasury of the state.
Smith # Tax,
a great enemy to good management.
Smith # Management
- The desire
of food is limited in every man by the narrow capacity of
the human stomach; but the desire of the conveniences and
ornaments of building, dress, equipage and household furniture,
seems to have no limit or certain boundary.
Smith # Value
- To found
a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people
of customers may at first sight appear a project fit only
for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether
unfit for a nation of shopkeepers; but extremely fit for a
nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers.
Smith # Customers,
- All for
ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age
of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of
Smith # Greed,
- The subjects
of every state ought to contribute towards the support of
the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their
Smith # Government,
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