Adam Smith Quotes (141 quotes)




Adam Smith
Source/Notes:
An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776), Book I, Ch. 10, "Of Wages and Profit in the different Employments of Labour and Stock"
Adam Smith
Source/Notes:
The Theory of Moral Sentiments; Or, An Essay Towards an Analysis of the Principles by which Men Naturally Judge Concerning the Conduct and Character, First of Their Neighbours, and Afterward of Themselves: To which is Added, a Dissertation on the Origin of Languages (1793 edition)
Adam Smith
Source/Notes:
An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776), Vol. 1, Ch. 2, "Of the Principle which gives Occasion to the division of Labour", p. 15
Adam Smith
Source/Notes:
An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1801 edition)


If you know some quotes that would be a good fit here, send us a note!

Adam Smith
Picture Source: Wikimedia Commons
Adam SmithShare on Facebook

Born: June 16, 1723

Died: July 17, 1790 (aged 67)

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Economist

Bio: Adam Smith was a Scottish social philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith is the author of The Principles Which Lead and Direct Philosophical Enquiries, Illustrated by the History of Astronomy, prior to 1758, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, 1759, and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 1776.

Quote of the day

No one would choose to be jerked randomly off task again and again until you have half a dozen things you're trying to get done, all at the same time.

Popular Authors

`