The best Quotes by Adam Smith

The best Quotes by Adam Smith

Adam Smith (baptised 16 June 1723 – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish economist and philosopher who was a pioneer in the thinking of political economy and key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment.

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
All money is a matter of belief.
Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.
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 own interest.

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Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
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Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself anymore.
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The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.
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Faith and science, I have learned, are two sides of the same coin, separated by an expanse so small, but wide enough that one side can't see the other. They don't know they are connected.
Mary E. Pearson in The Jenna Fox Chronicles - The Adoration of Jenna Fox
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Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact.
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Without proper experiments I conclude nothing.
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To be a scientist is to be naive.
Valery Legasov in Chernobyl - Episode 5
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Waleri Legassow: "Despite the stupidity, the lies, you're compelled. The problem has been assigned and you'll stop at nothing until you find an answer. Because that is who you are."
Ulana Khomyuk: "A lunatic then."
Waleri Legassow: "A scientist."
Valery Legasov in Chernobyl - Episode 3
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Academic success depends on research and publications.
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People think of science as rolling back the mystery of God. I look at science as slowly creeping toward the mystery of God.
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The Germans and many others have the gift to make science inaccessible.
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All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
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An adult scientist is a kid who never grew up.
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No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.
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Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
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In my experience, it is unwise to live one's life guessing after signs and portents.
Let's not be superstitious - it brings bad luck.
Superstition is a sign of a weak mind.
Superstition is the child of fear, weakness and ignorance.
At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation and prejudice.
Lily: "Whenever we board a flight, you lick the plane!"
Marshall: "Have we crashed even once?"
Marshall Eriksen in How I Met Your Mother - Season 7 Episode 1
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023
I was born into it, so I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure.
Bronny James - August 2022
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Juni 2024
My last year will be played with my son. Wherever Bronny's at, that's where I'll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It's not about the money at that point.
LeBron James - February 2022
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Recently, on my 18th birthday, my mother showed me a note from my time at primary school. We had to write down what we wanted to be. The only thing I'd written was: football player. I really did always want that and started early on to kick everything I came across: balloons, balls and anything else lying around the house. There was a lot flying about at our place.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021

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