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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9690
AUTHOR:Miscellaneous Translations
QUOTATION:Let it be. Let it pass. 1
 
Note 1.
This phrase, “Laissez faire, laissez passer!” is attributed to Gournay, Minister of Commerce at Paris, 1751; also to Quesnay, the writer on political economy. It is quoted by Adam Smith in the “Wealth of Nations.” [back]
 

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