Adam Smith

"No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable."

"It is unjust that the whole of society should contribute towards an expense of which the benefit is confined to a part of the society."

"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."

- Adam Smith