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Adam Smith Quotes: The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer.
         

The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer.


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The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.

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