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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Adam Smith
  A miser is as furious about a halfpenny as the man of ambition about the conquest of a kingdom.  1
  Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity of a man.  2
  Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this.  3
  Resentment seems to have been given us by Nature for defence, and for defence only; it is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.  4
  Where there is no envy in the case, our propensity to sympathise with joy is much stronger than our propensity to sympathise with sorrow.  5

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