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" and neighbors, 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... "
Essays and Letters - Page 74
by Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 340 pages
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 361 pages
...them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three times as much by our Pride, and four...to good Advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says, in his Almanack of 1733. It would be thought...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 302 pages
...self-imposed 'taxes,' Father Abraham offers the following trio: "We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three times as much by our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly ..." Father Abraham continues with a special emphasis upon the wasting of time. He notes that none...
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Little Gems of Wisdom: Advice from Grandpa

J. D. Kroft - Reference - 2000 - 308 pages
...government were the only ones, we might easily discharge them. But we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four...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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Duh!: The Stupid History of the Human Race

Bob Fenster - History - 2000 - 288 pages
...advised people who complained about the government imposing taxes that "we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly." Following Franklin's formula, the wise man would choose idleness over pride or folly as his preferred...
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The Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 352 pages
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Grampas Are for All Seasons

Richard J. Ward - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 560 pages
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Colonial America: A History, 1565 - 1776

Richard Middleton - History - 2002 - 576 pages
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 551 pages
...them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four...to good advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says, in his almanac of 1733. "It would be thought...
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W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion, Number 2

Erin Barrett, Jack Mingo - Humor - 2003 - 480 pages
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Secret of Wealth 1923

Franklyn Hobbs - Business & Economics - 2003 - 232 pages
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