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Die Erwägung des eigenen Gewinnes ist der alleinige Beweggrund, der den Besitzer irgendeines Kapitals zu bestimmen vermag, dasselbe im Landbau, in Fabriken oder in irgendeinem Zweige des Groß- oder Kleinhandels anzulegen.
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Volkswirtschafter, Professor für Logik und Moralphilosophie (England, 1723 - 1790).
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There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people.
Though our brother is on the rack, as long as we ourselves are at our ease, our senses will never inform us of what he suffers . . . It is by imagination that we can form any conception of what are his sensations.
To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers; but extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers.
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of dept, and has a clear conscience?
With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches, which in their eyes is never so complete as when they appear to possess those decisive marks of opulence which nobody can possess but themselves.
Wonder . . . and not any expectation of advantage from its discoveries, is the first principle which prompts mankind to the study of Philosophy, of that science which pretends to lay open the concealed connections that unite the various appearances of nature.