Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.
Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.
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Such is the delicacy of man alone, that no object is produced to his liking. He finds that in everything there is need for improvement.... The whole industry of human life is employed not in procuring the supply of our three humble necessities, food, clothes and lodging, but in procuring the conveniences of it according to the nicety and delicacy of our tastes.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
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.
As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?