Adam Smith Quotes on Economy, Wealth, Taxes and Capitalism

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.  ― Adam Smith

The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer. ― Adam Smith

Virtue is excellence, something uncommonly great and beautiful, which rises far above what is vulgar and ordinary. ― Adam Smith

Problems worthy of attacks, prove their worth by hitting back.  ― Adam Smith

There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people.  ― 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

What is prudence in the conduct of every private family can scarce be folly in that of a great kingdom.  ― Adam Smith

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