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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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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - Inventors - 1853 - 488 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. " 1. It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time,...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 33

1853
...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. "1. It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time to...
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Chambers's Information for the People: A Popular Encyclopedia, Volume 2

William Chambers - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1853
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice аз much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from...hearken to good advice, and something may be done for Ha : ' God helps them that help themselves,' as poor Richard says in his Almanac. '< It would be thought...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1853 - 288 pages
...our pride, and four times as much liy our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot east: or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However,...something may be done for us ; ' God helps them that helps themselves', as poor Richard says in his Almanac. " It would be thought a hard government that...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1853 - 432 pages
...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...cannot ease or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. — Franklin. TAXING. — Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new impositions ;...
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American Classical Authors

Ludwig Herrig - American literature - 1854 - 553 pages
...We are taxed twice ńs much by our idleness, three times ńs much by our pride, and- four times ńs much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners...done for us; „God helps them that help themselves," ńs poor Richard says. „I. It would be thought a hard government that should tax the people one tenth...
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Logic for the Million; a Familiar Exposition of the Art of Reasoning

James William Gilbart - Logic - 1854 - 392 pages
...species. We shall now give a further illustration from Dr. Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack : — " 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 Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 375 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...helps them that help themselves,' as poor Richard says in his almanac. " It would be thought a hard government thaf should tax its people one tenth, part...
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Hand-book of American Literature, Historical, Biographical, and Critical

Joseph Gostwick - American literature - 1856 - 319 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." — [The old man, after lecturing for some time on the virtues of industry and attention to one's own...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1856
...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...for us ; ' God helps them that help themselves,' as pool• Richard says. " I. It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth...
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