Who Said It: Adam Smith or Karl Marx?

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Who Said It: Adam Smith or Karl Marx?
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Adam Smith is known as the father of capitalism. Karl Marx is the father of communism -- basically, the anti-Adam Smith. So why do some of their quotes sound so similar? So similar, in fact, that a certain Smith quote is often misattributed to Marx.
"Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed."
Smith
This quote is all over the Internet as belonging to Marx, but it was Smith who actually made the statement in \"The Wealth of Nations.\" Marx later quoted Smith in his work \"Capital: A Critique of Political Economy.\"
Marx
Abraham Lincoln

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"Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included."
Smith
Marx
This is Marx.
Joseph Stalin

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"Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity."
Smith
Marx
Is Marx being sarcastic here? We can't tell.
Confucius

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"The end of labor is to gain leisure."
Smith
Marx
Aristotle
Aristotle. We like his thinking.

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"With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches."
Smith
Smith. Things haven't changed much in 250 years, have they?
Marx
Donald Trump

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"The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain."
Smith
Marx
Geez, that Marx is kind of a downer, isn't he?
Martin Luther

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"No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable."
Smith
Very good point, Adam Smith.
Marx
FDR

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"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned -- this is the sum of good government."
Smith
Marx
Thomas Jefferson
This is Thomas Jefferson. So would he have been on Marx's side? Or Smith's? We can't even tell anymore.

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"Democracy is the road to socialism."
Smith
Marx
OK, OK. Some people say Obama's a socialist, but this is a bit extreme. Marx said this one.
Barack Obama

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"All money is a matter of belief."
Smith
This is Smith. If that's true, then we believe we'll have some more!
Marx
Mahatma Gandhi

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