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" There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. "
The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone - Pagina 50
door James Boswell - 1821
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 pagina’s
...privatized and valorized. Dr Johnson - a moral rigorist, yet also a hard-nosed realist - was confident that 'there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money', 28 and when Adam Smith's mentor, Francis Hutcheson, proposed his distinction between the violent and...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 pagina’s
...privatized and valorized. Dr Johnson - a moral rigorist, yet also a hard-nosed realist - was confident that 'there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money',28 and when Adam Smith's mentor, Francis Hutcheson, proposed his distinction between the violent...
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Collecting Your Fee: Getting Paid from Intake to Invoice

Edward Poll - 2003 - 143 pagina’s
...thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did. —James Baldwin There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. CHAPTER CHECKLIST * Cutting Your Losses * Efforts from the Firm * Collection Agencies » Filing Suit...
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From Subsistence to Exchange and Other Essays

Lord Peter Tamas Bauer - 2004 - 153 pagina’s
...most forms of successful economic activity is recognized in Dr. Johnson's familiar observation that "there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money." throughout the West — and, indeed, elsewhere, as shown by the many Chinese nouveaux riches in the...
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Notizitables

Jost Andreas - 2004 - 424 pagina’s
...Bestrebens bedient, die orientalischen Despotien und selbst die künftigen Sozialismen erst recht). There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. SAMUEL JOHNSON in: ftoswell: Ufe ofS.J., Part V (Kaum ein Verfahren ist geeigneter, sich eines Manns...
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The Profane, the Civil, and the Godly: The Reformation of Manners in ...

Richard P. Gildrie - 1993 - 260 pagina’s
...Acquisitiveness could discipline lust, violence, idleness, or rebelliousness. As Samuel Johnson summarized, "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money." John Evelyn rhapsodized a century earlier that "the miracles of commerce taught us Religion, instructed...
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The Norman Podhoretz Reader: A Selection of His Writings from the 1950s ...

Norman Podhoretz - 2004 - 478 pagina’s
...the pursuit of money. Not that he had anything against this. Though he did not quote Dr. Johnson — "there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money" — his own attitude was much the same. But the pursuit of money did not, in his view, give as much...
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Politics and Passion: Toward a More Egalitarian Liberalism

Michael Walzer - 2006 - 184 pagina’s
...old connotations of unrestrainable enthusiasm, intensity, and violence. Samuel Johnson's claim that "there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money" may, as Hirschman says, underestimate the social consequences of capitalism," but it perfectly captures...
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The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce

Deirdre N. McCloskey - 2010 - 634 pagina’s
...railcar-making machinery.22 At least one can in a modern capitalist society. THE RICH Mr. Strahan put Johnson in mind of a remark which he had made to him; "There...this, (said Strahan,) the juster it will appear'' — Johnson, Boswell's Life There are geniuses in trade, as well as in war. . . . Nature seems to authorize...
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On Justification: Economies of Worth

Luc Boltanski, Laurent Thévenot - 2006 - 389 pagina’s
...is characterized by a desire as innocent as any dignity. "Go for Profit. Samuel Johnson once said: 'There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money'" (McCormack 1984, 202). This capacity is inherent in everyone: "Most people, I believe, are born salesmen"...
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