No human wisdom or knowledge could ever be sufficient [for] the duty of superintending the industry of private people towards the employment most suitable to the interest of the society.
More quotes by Adam Smith
After all the proper subjects of taxation have been exhausted, if the exigencies of the state still continue to require new taxes, they must be imposed upon improper ones.
There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people.
Wherever there is great property, there is great inequality… for one very rich man, there must be at least five hundred poor.
Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this – no dog exchanges bones with another.
More quotes about Business
I feel that the best companies are started not because the founder wanted a company but because the founder wanted to change the world… If you decide you want to found a company, you maybe start to develop your first idea. And hire lots of workers.
Depressions aren’t acts of God; like wars, they are the work of a small group of men who profit by them.
Good publicity is preferable to bad, but from a bottom-line perspective, bad publicity is sometimes better than no publicity at all. Controversy, in short, sells.
Many people – and I think I am one of them – are more productive when they’ve had a little to drink. I find if I drink two or three brandies, I’m far better able to write.
No company can afford not to move forward. It may be at the top of the heap today but at the bottom of the heap tomorrow, if it doesn’t.
First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius. Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are. Third, leave them to go get on with it.
My advice to budding property developers: do it on the cheap and youll get a cheap price. Dont avoid putting in skirting just because its hidden by a sofa.
As betting at the race ring adds neither strength nor speed to the horse, so the exchange of shares in the stock market adds no capital to business, no increase in the production and no purchasing power to the market.