Tao Te Ching

The Power of Goodness, the Wisdom Beyond Words
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Adam SmithWealth of Nations

Whenever the legislature attempts to regulate the differences between masters and their workmen, its counsellors are always the masters. When the regulation, therefore, is in favor of the workmen, it is always just and equitable; but it is sometimes otherwise when in favor of the masters.

Adam SmithWealth of Nations

Corn is a necessity, silver only a superfluity.

Adam SmithWealth of Nations

any new law or regulation of commerce ought always to be listened to with great precaution... It comes from an order of men, whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the public, and who accordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it.

Adam SmithWealth of Nations

Avarice and injustice are always shortsighted, and they did not foresee how much this regulation must obstruct improvement, and thereby hurt in the long-run the real interest of the landlord.

Adam SmithWealth of Nations

A merchant, it has been said very properly, is not necessarily the citizen of any particular country.

Adam SmithWealth of Nations

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 SmithWealth of Nations

Both in ancient Egypt and Indostan, the whole body of the people was divided into different castes... the caste of the farmers and laborers was superior to the castes of merchants and manufacturers... Though both were extremely populous, yet, in years of moderate plenty, they were both able to export great quantities of grains

Adi Shankara

Liberation never comes—even at the end of a hundred aeons—without the realization of the Oneness of Self.

Adi Shankara

The key difference between Hinduism and Buddhism is that Hinduism asserts ‘Atman (Soul, Self) exists’, while Buddhism teaches that there is ‘no Soul, no Self’

Adi Shankara

Work is for the purification of the mind, not for the perception of Reality. The realization of Truth is brought about by discrimination, and not in the least by millions of acts.

Adlai Stevenson

She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness, and her glow has warmed the world.

Adlai Stevenson

The human race has improved everything except for the human race.

Adlai Stevenson

It is not possible for this nation to be at once politically internationalist and economically isolationist. This is just as insane as asking one Siamese twin to high dive while the other plays the piano.

Adlai Stevenson

On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.

Adlai Stevenson

Laws are never as effective as habits.

Adolf Hitler

The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly—it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.

Adolf Hitler

Better an end with horror than a horror without end.

Adolf Hitler

I have not come into this world to make men better, but to make use of their weaknesses.

Adolf Hitler

Nature is cruel, therefore we, too, may be cruel…. I have the right to remove millions of an inferior race that breeds like vermin!

Adolf Hitler

my feelings against Americanism are feelings of hatred and deep repugnance. Everything about the behavior of American society reveals that it's half Judaised, and the other half negrified. How can one expect a State like that to hold together—a State where 80 per cent of the revenue is drained away for the public purse—a country where everything is built on the dollar?