The luxury of ostentation affords a much less substantial and solid gratification, than the luxury of comfort, if I may be allowed the expression.
Nothing can be more idle than the opposition of theory to practice!
How many other opinions, as universally prevailing and as much respected, will in like manner pass away?
The best scheme of finance is, to spend as little as possible; and the best tax is always the lightest.
The United States will have the honour of proving experimentally, that true policy goes hand in hand with moderation and humanity.
The theory of interest was wrapped in utter obscurity, until Hume and Smith dispelled the vapor.
Whence it is evident that the remedy must be adapted to the particular cause of the mischief; consequently, the cause must be ascertained, before the remedy is devised.
Demand and supply are the opposite extremes of the beam, whence depend the scales of dearness and cheapness; the price is the point of equilibrium, where the momentum of the one ceases, and that of the other begins.