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Adam Smith Quotes: The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it.
         

The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it.


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Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.



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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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