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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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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1856
...of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four timos as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners...them that help themselves,' as poor Richard says. " L It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time to...
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The Prose Writers of America: With a Survey of the Intellectual History ...

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American prose literature - 1856 - 552 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...good advice, and something may be done for us; God htljis them that help thcmsilres, as Poor Richard saye. "I. It would be thought a hard government,...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

Aphorisms and apothegms - 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...cannot ease or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. — Franklin. CLXV. It is downright hypocrisy in a man of certain degree, not immediately to take the...
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Capital Formation: Hearing Before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of ...

United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee - Saving and investment - 1977 - 112 pages
...commandeering the fruits of our labor. As early as 1753 Benjamin Franklin suggested a standard. He wrote: "It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth of their time, to he employed in its service." The fundamental principle laid down by our...
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Colonial Prose and Poetry, Volumes 1-3

William Peterfield Trent, Benjamin Willis Wells - American literature - 1903
...We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as mach by our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us byallowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and somsthing may be done for us ;...
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Melville's Later Novels

William B. Dillingham - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 430 pages
...themselves. "We are taxed," he tells them, "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." 47 The point that he wishes to make is that this form of self-taxation is going on without most of...
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Lessons from Disaster: How Organizations Have No Memory and Accidents Recur

Trevor A. Kletz - Technology & Engineering - 1993 - 183 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...taxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us. ' (The original is quoted in Economic Briefing, September 1992, No 4, 7 (HM Treasury)) Many primitive...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - Fiction - 1994 - 629 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 Almanack of 1733. It would be thought a hard Government that should tax its People one-tenth...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 361 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 Almanack of 1733. It would be thought a hard Government that should tax its People one tenth...
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Little Gems of Wisdom: Advice from Grandpa

J. D. Kroft - Reference - 2000 - 308 pages
...might easily discharge them. But 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...taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us. —Benjamin Franklin ACHING —A/so see Government Your example means much more than your instruction....
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