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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1541
AUTHOR: Carroll Davidson Wright (1840–1909)
QUOTATION: The day of large profits is probably past. There may be room for further intensive, but not extensive, development of industry in the present area of civilization.
ATTRIBUTION: D. CARROLL WRIGHT, U.S. commissioner of labor.—Industrial Depressions, first annual report of the U.S. Bureau of Labor, 1885, chapter 3, p. 257. House Executive Doc. 497#150;1, part 5.
SUBJECTS: Progress