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The more a person learns how to use the forces of nature for his own purposes, by means of perfecting the sciences and the invention…
The concentration and reciprocal effect of industry and agriculture conjoin in a growth of productive powers, which increases more in geometrical than in arithmetical proportion.
Look around, and you see everywhere the exertions and acts of individuals restricted, regulated, or promoted, on the principle of the common welfare.
An individual, in promoting his own interest, may injure the public interest; a nation, in promoting the general welfare, may check the interest of a…
Industry entirely left to itself, would soon fall to ruin, and a nation letting everything alone would commit suicide.
It is bad policy to regulate everything… where things may better regulate themselves and can be better promoted by private exertions; but it is no…
The relationship I have to my fatherland is like that of mothers with crippled children: they love them all the more, the more crippled they…
Only now did I recognize the reciprocal relationship which exits between manufacturing power and the national system of transportation, and that the one can never…
But the general welfare must restrict and regulate the exertions of the individuals, as the individuals must derive a supply of their strength from social…
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