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American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910+1
Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-19100
Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
Scottish Economist 1723-17900
They are led by an invisible hand to make nearly the same distribution of the necessaries of life, which would have been made, had the earth been divided into equal portions among all its inhabitants, and thus without intending it, without knowing it, advance the interest of the society, and afford means to the multiplication of the species.Source: The Theory of Moral Sentiments Part IV (1759)