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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. A man in a jail has more room, better food and commonly better company.
  • Robert Collier
    Robert Collier
    American author 1885-1950
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    Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
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