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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 Romance of Commerce

Harry Gordon Selfridge - 1918 - 422 páginas
...and of disrespect. Adam Smith, the great economist, in referring to the public question, wrote : " To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...a project fit only for a nation of shop-keepers." Napoleon too is frequently quoted as referring to England as " only a nation of shop-keepers," but...
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FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS

JOHN BARTLETT - 1919
...gwrhaps at Herne ; the place of publication is not given." To found a great empire for the sole pur]K>sc of raising up a people of customers may at first sight...appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. — ADAM SMITH: Wealth vf Satiunt, vol. ii. book v. chap. rii. parts. (177».) And what is true of...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...Claimed that THOMAS A BECKET wrote words for Shaw. See Notes and Queries. (Aug. 20, 1899) Pp. 164,231. 6 — Nwremburg. o OAK [ Quercus A song to the oak, the brave nation of shopkeepers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It...
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Protection in South Africa

A. J. Bruwer - 1923 - 203 páginas
...autonomy at the Cape, will be briefly traced in the next chapter. After all people came to understand that "to found a great Empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, might at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers." (3). 1. Cf. Lady Anne...
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Crowell's Handbook for Readers and Writers: A Dictionary of Famous ...

Henrietta Gerwig - 1925 - 728 páginas
...Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations (iv. 7), a book well known to the Emperor. He says — To found a Rreat empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people...appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. A nation of poets and thinkers. So Bulwer Lytton calls Germany in his introduction to Ernest Maltravers....
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The Rise and Decline of Nations: Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social ...

Mancur Olson - 1982 - 273 páginas
...grateful to Daniel Patrick Moynihan for reminding me of the purpose Smith had when using this expression: "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...of customers, may at first sight appear a project only for a nation of shopkeepers; but extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by...
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They Never Said It : A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading ...

Paul F. Boller Jr. Emeritus Professor of History Texas Christian University, Oklahoma John George Jr. Professor of Political Science and Sociology Central State University - 1989 - 192 páginas
...Napoleon, who actually originated the shopkeepers remark. In Wealth of Nations (1776), Smith wrote: "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...nation of shopkeepers; but extremely fit for a nation that is governed by shopkeepers." But during a meeting of the French convention on June 11, 1794, Napoleon...
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Treasury Operations and the Foreign Exchange Challenge: A Guide to Risk ...

Dimitris N. Chorafas - 1992 - 276 páginas
...an entrenched capitalistic authority. They judged wrong and now pay the damages. Adam Smith wrote: "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...nation of shopkeepers, but extremely fit for a nation that is governed by shopkeepers." The shopkeepers of Adam Smith's time have today become the multinational...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1092 páginas
...R. SEELEY (1834-95), English classicist, historian. The Expansion of England, Lecture I 11883). 17 To found a great empire for the .sole purpose of raising...nation of shopkeepers, but extremely fit for a nation that is governed by shopkeepers. ADAM SMITH (1 72Î-90), Scottish economist. The Wealth of Nations,...
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The Executive's Book of Quotations

Julia Vitullo-Martin, J. Robert Moskin - 1994 - 379 páginas
...they do not want to see is unlimited." OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN, lyricist (New York Times, March 7, 1991) "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...nation whose Government is influenced by shopkeepers." ADAM SMITH (The Wealth of Nations, 1776); "A nation of shopkeepers" was subsequently used derisively...
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