Adam Smith

28Nov07

“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. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages. Nobodz but a beggar chooses to depend chiefly upon the benevolence of his fellow-citizens.”

Adam Smith – The Wealth of the Nations

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