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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Francis Bacon (1561–1626)
QUOTATION: There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous: a fertile soil, busy workshops, easy conveyance for men and goods from place to place.
ATTRIBUTION: SIR FRANCIS BACON. This sentence was inscribed on one side of the Golden Door of the Transportation Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893.
SUBJECTS: Greatness