SMITH, Adam Quotes
(1723-1790), Scottish economist
To feel much for others, and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfish, and exercise our benevolent affections, constitutes the perfection of human nature.
Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this,—one dog does not change a bone with another.
They are the most frivolous and superficial of mankind, who can be much delighted with that praise which they themselves know to be altogether unmerited.
Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for defense, and for defense only; it is the safeguard of justice, and the security of innocence.
Vanity is the foundation of the most ridiculous and contemptible vices—the vices of affectation and common lying.