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"Every man, as long as he does not violate the laws of justice, is left

perfectly free to pursue his own interest his own way, and to bring both

his industry and capital into competition with those of any other man

or order of men."

-- Adam Smith

(1723-1790) Scottish philosopher and economist

1776

Source: Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith, 1776

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/A...mith.Quote.5C06

 

 

"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

(1723-1790) Scottish philosopher and economist

1776

Source: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations par. I.2.2

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/A...mith.Quote.D6FC

 

 

"The natural effort of every individual to better his own condition, when suffered to exert itself with freedom and security is so powerful a principle that it is alone, and without any assistance, not only capable of carrying on the society to wealth and prosperity, but of surmounting a hundred impertinent obstructions with which the folly of human laws too often incumbers its operations; though the effect of these obstructions is always more or less either to encroach upon its freedom, or to diminish its security. "

-- Adam Smith

(1723-1790) Scottish philosopher and economist

1776

Source: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations par. IV.5.82

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/A...mith.Quote.5006

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