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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By: Adam Smith

... the powers of the most distant and dissimilar objects. In the progress of society, philosophy or speculation becomes, like every other employment, th... ...to a peculiar tribe or class of philosophers; and this subdivision of employment in philosophy, as well as in every other business, improves dexterity... ... in the profession of physic; a still greater perhaps in that of law; in poetry and philosophy it makes almost the whole. There are some very agre... ...amed. The wealth of a neighbouring nation, however, though dangerous in war and politics, is certainly advantageous in trade. In a state of hostil... ...eye of giddy ambition, it naturally presents itself amidst the confused scramble of politics and war as a very dazzling object to fight for. The dazzl... ...ench governor of Pondicherry, involved them in the wars of the Carnatic, and in the politics of the Indian princes. After many signal successes, and e...

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By: Adam Smith

...capable of combining together the powers of the most distant and dissimilar objects. In the progress of society, philosophy or speculation becomes, li... ... of which affords occupation to a peculiar tribe or class of philosophers; and this subdivision of employment in philosophy, as well as in every other... ...rable 75 part of that reward in the profession of physic; a still greater perhaps in that of law; in poetry and philosophy it makes almost the whole.... ...ens to be most violently inflamed. The wealth of a neighbouring nation, however, though dangerous in war and politics, is certainly advantageous i... ...t value. To the undiscerning eye of giddy ambition, it naturally presents itself amidst the confused scramble of politics and war as a very dazzling o... ...bition of Mr. Dupleix, the French governor of Pondicherry, involved them in the wars of the Carnatic, and in the politics of the Indian princes. After...

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The Independent Journal

By: Various

...ntolerant spirit which has, at all times, characterized political parties. For in politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making p... ...te a spirit of mutual amity and concord. Is it not (we may ask these projectors in politics) the true interest of all nations to cultivate the same ... ... it has from long observation of the progress of society become a sort of axiom in politics, that vicinity or nearness of situation, constitutes nat... ...n, are at variance with the natural conceptions which the mind, without the aid of philosophy, would be led to entertain upon the subject. The INFIN...

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