Money is the best rule of commerce.
The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange.
Every seaman is not only a navigator, but a merchant and also a soldier.
No man pays double or twice for the same thing, forasmuch as nothing can be spent but once.
I hope no man takes what I said about the living and dieing of men for mathematical demonstration.
A thousand acres that can feed a thousand souls is better than ten thousand acres of no more effect.
An house is of a double nature, viz., one, wherein it is a way and means of expence, the other as it is an instrument and tool of gain.
That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be: And that many are naturally querulous and envious, is an Evil as old as the World.
Wherefore the race being not to the swift, etc. but time and chance happening to all men, I leave the Judgement of the whole to the Candid, of whose correction I shall never be impatient.
Causes of Civil War are also, that the Wealth of the Nation is in too few mens hands, and that no certain means are provided to keep all men from a necessity either to beg, or steal, or be Souldiers.