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" There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. "
The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce - Página 477
por Deirdre Nansen McCloskey - 2010 - 634 páginas
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Johnson the Essayist, His Opinions on Men, Morals and Manners: A Study

Octavius Francis Christie - 1924 - 285 páginas
...not attack riches and the pursuit of riches as bad in themselves. " There are few ways," he said, " in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money." 3 He would probably have agreed * with Addison tnlrf it was perilous for a trader to break away from...
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Society as Text: Essays on Rhetoric, Reason, and Reality

Richard Harvey Brown - 1987 - 252 páginas
...avarice became acumen; sloth, leisure; and pride, ambition: so much so that Samuel Johnson could say. "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. A religious vocabulary of passions had been replaced by a commercial vocabulary of interests. A similar...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 páginas
...is like muck, not good except it be spread. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English author, lexicographer Men who make money rarely saunter; men...
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Money and the Morality of Exchange

Jonathan Parry, Maurice Bloch - 1989 - 290 páginas
...conducting affairs than 'passions' of a more bellicose nature. With Dr Johnson's pronouncement that 'there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money', it becomes a positively harmless pastime. Indeed, as the most dogged and persistent of passions, it...
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If You're So Smart: The Narrative of Economic Expertise

Donald N. McCloskey, Deirdre N. McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics History English and Communication Deirdre N McCloskey - 1990 - 180 páginas
...greed. Again: The morality of the almighty dollar is not the worst of moralities. Dr. Johnson said, "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently...of this, [said Strahan] the juster it will appear" (Boswell 1949 [1791], 532; 27 March 1775). So it has appeared in the long conversation after 1775....
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Psychoanalytic Theory of Greek Tragedy

C. Fred Alford - 1992 - 236 páginas
...pure and beneficent when pursued as an economic interest? Or, as Dr. Johnson puts it, are "there . . . few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money"?32 In fact, commerce, money-making, and acquisitiveness may lead to hell on earth, especially...
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Feed Industry Review

294 páginas
...in the final chapter of the current section- 'Compound Feed Production — Strategic Implications'. 'There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money' Dr Samuel Johnson (1 709-84) Qu so \ncl this chapter deals with money - the cost of employing people,...
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The Great Reckoning: Protecting Yourself in the Coming Depression

James Dale Davidson, William Rees-Mogg - 1994 - 608 páginas
...might have gone unremedied. It was not a time when the public agreed with Dr. Johnson's sentiment, "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money." This is not to say that there were no charges to answer for in the South Sea Bubble. Some of the minor...
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Staples, Markets, and Cultural Change: Selected Essays

Harold Adams Innis - 1995 - 506 páginas
...was evident in the comparative peace of the nineteenth century. Samuel Johnson said that there were "few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money." Rationality which accompanies the price system brings its own handicaps in the formation of monopolies....
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Kindred Strangers: The Uneasy Relationship Between Politics and Business in ...

Eric Vogel, David Vogel - 1996 - 415 páginas
...interest in not being so."71 Now it may well be the case, to cite Samuel Johnson's famous epigram, that, "there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money."" Certainly, when one compares the profit motive to the wide range of homicidal and genocidal passions...
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