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" Men are much more likely to discover easier and readier methods of attaining any object when the whole attention of their minds is directed towards that single object than when it is dissipated among a great variety of things. But in consequence of the... "
Principles of Political Economy - Page 315
by Henry Charles Carey - 1837
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 121

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1865
...constant observation and practice in each branch of trade, upon the other hand : — ' The invention of those machines by which labour is so much .facilitated...have been originally owing to the division of labour. Men are much more likely to discover easier and readier methods of obtaining any object when the whole...
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 1

Adam Smith, Garnier (M., Germain) - Economics - 1809
...application of proper machinery. It it unnecessary to give any example. I shall only observe, therefore, that the invention of all those machines by which...have been originally owing to the division of labour. Men are much more likely to discover easier and readier methods of attaining any object, when the whole...
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The Plain Englishman [ed. by C. Knight and E.H. Locker].

Charles Knight - 1820
...half hour. .... 3. Labour is much abridged by the application of proper machinery. The invention of those machines, by which labour is so much facilitated and abridged, seems to have been owing to the division of labour : for men are likely to discover the readier methods of attaining any...
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Handbuch der englischen sprache und literature

Ludwig Ideler - 1823
...example. I shall only observe, therefore, that the invention of all those machine« by which labor is so much facilitated and abridged, seems to have been originally owing to the división of labor. Men er« much more, likely to discover easier and readier method« uf attaining...
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The Circulator of useful knowledge, amusement, literature, science and ...

1825
...incapable of vigorous application, from the sauntering habits acquired in changing employments. Thirdly, the invention of all those machines by which labour is so much abridged seems to have been originally owing to a division of labour. Men are much more likely to discover...
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Popular Political Economy: Four Lectures Delivered at the London ..., Book 1

Thomas Hodgskin - Economics - 1827 - 268 pages
...Wealth of Nations. 78 THE PROGRESS OF KNOWLEDGE NOT favourite principle. " The invention," he says, " of all those machines by which labour is so much facilitated...been originally owing to the division of labour." * In consequence of this opinion, while Dr. Smith has developed at great length the influence of the...
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Gill's technological [afterw.] Gill's scientific, technological ..., Volume 6

Gill's scientific, technological and microscopic repository - 1830
...application of proper machinery. It is unnecessary to give any example. I shall only observe, therefore, that the invention of all those machines, by which...seems to have been originally owing to the division of labsur. Men are much more likely to discover easier and readier methods of attaining any object, when...
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The Political Text Book: Comprising a View of the Origin and Objects of ...

William Carpenter - Political science - 1833 - 248 pages
...every half-hour. (3.) Labour is much abridged by the application of proper machinery. The invention of those machines, by which labour is so much facilitated and abridged, seems to have been owing to the division of labour : for men are likely to discover the readier methods of attaining any...
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of ..., Volume 2; Volume 11

Charles Knight - Biography & Autobiography - 1842
...by a judicious division of employments ; thirdly, the invention of all the numeious machines whereby labour is so much facilitated and abridged, seems...have been originally owing to the division of labour. It forms no part of our object here to follow out these principles to their application in manufacture*...
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A Manual of Political Economy

Erasmus Peshine Smith - Economics - 1853 - 269 pages
...time in work" that is nominally given to it. . Another of the advantages enumerated by Adam Smith is, that " the invention of all those machines by which...been originally owing to the division of labour." The man whose attention is confined to a single and simple object, is much more likely to devise improvements...
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