Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defence of the rich against the poor.
(The Wealth of Nations - Book V, 1776)

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Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.
Adam Smith (The Theory of Moral Sentiments, 1759)
The landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Adam Smith (The Wealth of Nations - Book I, 1776)
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
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