- The phrase "invisible hand" is often attributed to Smith, but it predates him considerably and his usage is not quite the same as the modern usage.
- Wealth of Nations, more formally titled An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
- Gutenberg Project (complete text in multiple formats)
These need to be sourced.
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.