Adam Smith Quotes

All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.




Adam Smith, 1723-1790, Scottish Political Economist, The Wealth of Nations, 1776

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Adam Smith
Adam Smith
  • Born: June 5, 1723
  • Died: July 17, 1790
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Profession: Economist

Adam Smith FRSA was a Scottish economist, philosopher and author as well as a moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith wrote two classic works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). The latter, often abbreviated as The Wealth of Nations, is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics.