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Quotation by Adam Smith
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, bk. IV, ch. II (1776) "The Principles Which Lead and Direct Philosophical Inquiries" Essays on Philosophical Subjects (1795) The Theory of Moral Sentiments, sixth edition, bk. I, ch. III, para. 1 (1790) The Theory of Moral Sentiments, sixth edition, bk. VII, sect. IV, para. 25 (1790) The Wealth of Nations (1776)
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.
Adam Smith (1723–1790), Scottish economist. The Wealth of Nations, I. xi. C. 31, ed. Todd (1976).
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