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Scottish philosopher and economist, 1723-1790
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The robot is going to lose. Not by much. But when the final score is tallied, flesh and blood is going to beat the damn monster.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The mind is so rarely disturbed, but that the company of friend will restore it to some degree of tranquility and sedateness.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Defense is superior to opulence.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“No complaint ... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The machines that are first invented to perform any particular movement are always the most complex, and succeeding artists generally discover that, with fewer wheels, with fewer principles of motion, than had originally been employed, the same effects may be more easily produced. The first systems, in the same manner, are always the most complex.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It (Oxford) is a sanctuary in which exploded systems and obsolete prejudices find shelter and protection after they have been hunted out of every corner of the world”

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