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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 Social Life of Money in the English Past

Deborah Valenze - 2006 - 308 pagina’s
...enabled to defend impulses and actions formerly condemned as reprehensible. Samuel Johnson's witticism, "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money," spoke to the general acceptance of a universe of worldly pursuits and the need to get on with making...
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The Big Three in Economics: Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes

Mark Skousen - 2007 - 243 pagina’s
...was ll. Montesquieu's propitious image of capitalism reflects the famous line by Dr. Samuel Johnson, "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money" (Boswell l933, I, 657). It was John Maynard Keynes who wrote, "It is better that a man should tyrannize...
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The Triumph of Capitalism

Robert A. Degen - 2011 - 217 pagina’s
...nature. The pursuit of material gain came to be seen as innocuous. In the words of Dr. Samuel Johnson, "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money." Economic affairs were viewed as mundane, not important enough to affect the human condition in a major...
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Friendships Across Ages: Johnson and Boswell : Holmes and Laski

Jeffrey O'Connell, Thomas E. O'Connell - 2008 - 193 pagina’s
...age while condemning the degeneracy that new wealth entailed. "There are few ways," wrote Johnson, "in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money."108 In his travels through western Scotland with Boswell, he was sensitive to how much the modern...
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