Those unproductive hands may consume so great a share that all the frugality and good conduct of individuals may not be able to compensate this violent and forced encroachment.
More quotes by Adam Smith
Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.
In the midst of all the exactions of government It is this effort, protected by law and allowed by liberty to exert itself in the manner that is most advantageous, which has maintained the progress.
More quotes about Life
Life is an improvisation. You have no idea what’s going to happen next and you are mostly just making things up as you go along.
The only true test of values, either of men or of things, is that of their ability to make the world a better place in which to live.
Ive learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
Some people prefer the passenger role, because it imposes no real pressure to decide or stand accountable for their life results.
We are entering an era when we shall create resources which shall be so constantly renewed that the only loss will be not to use them. There will be such a plenteous supply of heat, light and power, that it will be a sin not to use all we want. This era is coming now. And it is coming by way of Water.