Principium Volume II, Book 9, Quote 899, 905, and 907

899. (9-9-2010) What is prudence in the conduct of every private family can scarce be folly in that of a great kingdom.

- Adam Smith – The Wealth of Nations, 1776


905. (9-10-2010) In every country it always is and must be the interest of the great body of the people to buy whatever they want of those who sell it cheapest.

- Adam Smith – The Wealth of Nations, 1776


907. (9-10-2010) Private people who want to make a fortune never think of retiring to the remote and poor provinces of the country, but resort either to the capital, or to some great commercial towns. They know that where little wealth circulates there is little to be got, but that where a great deal is in motion, some share of it may fall to them.

- Adam Smith – The Wealth of Nations, 1776

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