Quotation by John Ruskin

It is not, truly speaking, the labour that is divided; but the men: divided into mere segments of men—broken into small fragments and crumbs of life, so that all the little piece of intelligence that is left in a man is not enough to make a pin, or a nail, but exhausts itself in making the point of a pin or the head of a nail.
John Ruskin (1819–1900), British art critic, author. The Stones of Venice, vol. 2, ch. 6 (1851-1853).

Of division of labor.
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