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" To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. "
The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories - Página 200
editado por - 1997 - 450 páginas
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The Imperial and Asiatic Quarterly Review and Oriental and Colonial Record

1899
...them what we call the blessings of civilization instead of taking lessons from them in savagery. " To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers," said Adam Smith, from whom I may conclude as I began by quoting, " may at first sight appear a project...
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William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, and the Growth and Division of the British ...

Walford Davis Green - 1901 - 391 páginas
...than any foreign Power, but astutely adds that this did not arise altogether from disinterestedness. " To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...customers, may at first sight appear a project fit for a nation of shopkeepers." The traders of England wished that " the cultivators of America might...
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The Great Anarchy: Or, Darkness Before Dawn. Sketches of Military Adventure ...

Henry George Keene - 1901 - 177 páginas
...for much of its brute matter. Long ago had Adam Smith observed upon the singularity of the attempt " to found a great Empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers ; " but since his time the attempt had come into the sphere of practical politics ; the British nation...
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The Era Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volumen10

1902
...originate it. In 1775 Adam Smith had said, in a general way and with no special application to England: "To found a great Empire for the sole purpose of raising...shopkeepers, but extremely fit for a nation whose §overnment is influenced by shopkeepers, uch statesmen, and such statesmen only, are capable of fancying...
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History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century, Volumen2

Leslie Stephen - 1902
...what is true of a shopkeeper is true also of a shopkeeping nation.' 4 A parallel argument appears in Adam Smith. ' To found a great empire for the sole...project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers, though extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers.' 6 1 ' Letter to Burke,'...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 páginas
...translation of this oration was printed in 1778, perhaps at Berne; the place of publication is not given." To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers may at tirst sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. — ADAM SMITH : Wealth of Nations,...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 páginas
...translation of this oration was printed in 1778, perhaps at Berne; the place of publication is not given." To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers may at tirst sight appear a project fit only for a nation nf shopkeepers. — ADAM SMITH: Wealth oj' A'atioiu,...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 páginas
...translation of this oration was printed ia 1778, perhaps at licrne; the place of publication i* noi given." To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a peopl* of customers may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. —ADAM...
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volumen1

Adam Smith - 1904
...to a single order of men, is in many different ways hurtful to the general interest of the country. To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...by shopkeepers. Such statesmen, and such statesmen only,1 are capable of fancying that they will find some advantage in employing the blood and treasure...
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Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in ...

Edward Latham - 1906 - 318 páginas
...[under date May 31, 1817].— BE O'iMeara, Napoleon at St. Helena (ed. 1888, vol. 2, pp. 121-2); Also "To found a ' great empire for the sole purpose '...sight appear a project ' fit only for a nation of shopheepers, ' It is, however, a project altogether 'unfit for a nation oj shopheepers ; ' but extremely...
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