Tag Archives: Scotland

Robert Louis Stevenson

was born 160 years ago today, the author of Treasure Island & Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, he grew up in Scotland, he also spent some time in Hawaii later in life, and befriended the last Hawaiian Princess, Ka’iluani

“Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.”

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. “

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Adam Smith

was born 285 years ago today, in Scotland

“Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.” – from The Wealth Of Nations

Bishop of Norwich in Scotland to him:

“Upon the whole, doctor, your meaning is good; but I think you will not succeed this time. You would persuade us, by the example of David Hume, Esq., that atheism is the only cordial for low spirits, and the proper antidote against the fear of death.”

if that really was his message, then I truly do hope for Adam Smith to succeed

as for a quote by the man himself though, I note this one:

“The robot is going to lose. Not by much. But when the final score is tallied, flesh and blood is going to beat the damn monster.” – Adam Smith