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Quote from Adam Smith,

It is not the benevolence of the butcher, 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


Adam Smith (more quotes by Adam Smith or books by/about Adam Smith)

(1723-1790) Scottish philosopher and economist


An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations, p. 18 (University of Chicago Press 1976 ed.)


Character, Conscience, Economics, Self-Determination


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