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" the Taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the Government were the only Ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three... "
Essays and Letters - Page 71
by Benjamin Franklin - 1821
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Volume 2

Laconics - 1829
...persuade others that we are happy than in endeavouring to think so ourselves. —Goldsmith. CCCCXCIV. It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service; but idleness taxes many of us much more,...
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1830 - 300 pages
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from...them that help themselves,' as Poor Richard says. 5 "It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part of their time, to...
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Practical Morality; Or, A Guide to Men and Manners: Consisting of Lord ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1831 - 275 pages
...our pride, and four times as much by oitr folly : and from these taxes the commissioners cannot case or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something may he done for us : " God helps them that help themselves," as Poor Richard says. I. ' It would bę thought...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1831 - 290 pages
...deliver us, hy allowing an ahatement. However, let us hearken to good ndvice, and something may ho done for us; 'God helps them that help themselves,' as poor Richard says in his Almanac. " It would he thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of...
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The Bristol Job Nott, Or, Labouring Man's Friend, Issue 1

Working class - 1832
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from...thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time to be employed in its service : but idleness taxes many of us much more...
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The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the ..., Volume 1

Almanacs, American - 1833
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our' pride, and four times, as much by our folly; and from...abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, arul something may be done for us; " God helps them that help themselves," as Poor Richard says. I....
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 1

Periodicals - 1833
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from...commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing anj abatement. — FRAN KLIN. 82 BOUNDLESSNESS OF THE CREATION. ABOUT the time of the invention of...
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Benjamin Franklin's Way to Wealth: And William Penn's Maxims ...

Benjamin Franklin - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1834 - 192 pages
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from...thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time to be employed in its service : but idleness taxes many of us much more;...
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The Monthly Repository and Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Volume 4

1834
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from...commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing any abatement.—FEANKLIN. THE HORN OF THE ALPS. WHAT time, behind the distant rock, Slow sinks the...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1834 - 290 pages
...something may be done for us ; * God helps them that help themselves,' as poor Richard says in his Almanac. "It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service; but idleness taxes many of us much more,...
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