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Every individual necessarily labours to render the annual revenue of the society as great as he can. He generally, indeed, neither ...
The machines that are first invented to perform any particular movement are always the most complex, and succeeding artists genera ...
That wealth and greatness are often regarded with the respect and admiration which are due only to wisdom and virtue; and that the ...
Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is th ...
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 ...
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their ...
The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquirin ...
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against ...
The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another ... is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of a ...
With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches, which in their eyes is never ...
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