Staats- und sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungen ...

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Duncker & Humblot, 1891

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Page 157 - ... the duty of erecting and maintaining certain public works and certain public institutions which it can never be for the interest of any individual, or small number of individuals, to erect and maintain; because the profit could never repay the expense to any individual or small number of individuals, though it may frequently do much more than repay it to a great society.
Page 50 - Though the earth and all inferior creatures be common to all men, yet every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has any right to but himself. The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his.
Page 74 - All systems, either of preference or of restraint, therefore, being thus completely taken away, the obvious and simple system of natural liberty establishes itself of its own accord. Every man, as long as he does not violate the laws of justice, is left perfectly free to -pursue his own interest his own way, and to bring both his industry and capital into competition with those of any other man, or order of men.
Page 85 - Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.
Page 87 - He generally, indeed, neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. ... [H]e intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.
Page 49 - A state also of equality, wherein all the power and jurisdiction is reciprocal, no one having more than another; there being nothing more evident than that creatures of the same species and rank promiscuously born to all the same advantages of nature and the use of the same faculties should also be equal one amongst another without subordination or subjection...
Page 165 - In edler stolzer Männlichkeit, Mit aufgeschloßnem Sinn, mit Geistesfülle, Voll milden Ernsts, in tatenreicher Stille, Der reifste Sohn der Zeit, Frei durch Vernunft, stark durch Gesetze, Durch Sanftmut groß und reich durch Schätze, Die lange Zeit dein Busen dir verschwieg, Herr der Natur, die deine Fesseln liebet, Die deine Kraft in tausend Kämpfen übet Und prangend unter dir aus der Verwildrung stieg!
Page 81 - An augmentation of fortune is the means by which the greater part of men propose and wish to better their condition.
Page 116 - To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers ; but extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers.
Page 50 - The state of Nature has a law of Nature to govern it, which obliges every one, and reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions...

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