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Adam Smith quotesAdam Smith was a Scottish economist and the author of "The Wealth of Nations" and "Inquiry into the Nature".

Name: Adam Smith
Born: June 5, 1723
Died: July 17, 1790
Country: UK

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  • 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.
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  • Every 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.
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  • Monopoly...is a great enemy to good management.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 mankind.
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  • The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities...
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