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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 ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 263
by James Boswell - 1835
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Boswell's Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1917 - 574 pages
...of The Hypocrite justly applicable to the Methodists, but it was very applicable to the Nonjurors.' Mr. Strahan had taken a poor boy from the country...apprentice, upon Johnson's recommendation. Johnson having enquired after him, said, 'Mr. Strahan, let me have five guineas on account, and I'll give this boy...
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Boswell's Johnson: The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1923 - 343 pages
..."Small certainties are the bane of men of talents ;" which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnson in mind of a remark which he had made to him ; "There...apprentice, upon Johnson's recommendation. Johnson having enquired after him, said, "Mr. Strahan, let me have five guineas on account, and I'll give this boy...
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Doctor Johnson: A Play

Alfred Edward Newton - Authors - 1923 - 120 pages
...His time is, I suppose, largely spent in making money. Dr. JOHNSON. It is, sir, and there are indeed few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in making money. Mr. BOSWELL. He might devote himself to literature. Dr. JOHNSON. Dr. JOHNSON. For his...
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Society as Text: Essays on Rhetoric, Reason, and Reality

Richard Harvey Brown - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1987 - 252 pages
...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 A religious vocabulary of passions had been replaced by a commercial vocabulary of interests.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 - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...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, Cambridge University Press - Business & Economics - 1989 - 276 pages
...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 - Business & Economics - 1992 - 180 pages
...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 - Drama - 1992 - 240 pages
...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

...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 - Business & Economics - 1994 - 608 pages
...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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