the eye of a master does more work than both his hands

1744 B. FRANKLIN Poor Richard’s Almanack (Oct.) The eye of a Master, will do more Work than his Hand.

1876 I. BANKS Manchester Man I. xiv. She was wont to say, ‘The eye of a master does more work than both his hands,’ accordingly in house or warehouse her active supervision kept other hands from idling.

1907 Washington Post 9 Jan. 8/4 (advertisement) The Eye of a Master Does Better Work Than Both His Hands.

1993 Buffalo News (New York) 11 June 4 It was Benjamin Franklin, for whom the Cattaraugus County community of Franklinville is named, who observed: ‘The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.’


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