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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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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757, Volume 1; Volumes 1706-1757

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 228 pages
...we can get rid of the former we may easily bear the latter.* For we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly. Mr. Hall wrote me about the ferment in the colonies over the Stamp Act; that Mr. Oliver, the stamp...
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Introduction to American Literature - Including Illustrative Selections ...

F. V. N. Painter - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 544 pages
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The Big Book of Duh: A Bathroom Book

Bob Fenster - Humor - 2007 - 352 pages
...who complained about the government imposing unfair 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, smart people would choose idleness over pride or folly, thus dramatically...
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Selections from Early American Writers, 1607-1800

Willliam Cairns - Literary Collections - 2008 - 512 pages
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Literary Masterpieces; Franklin: Irving: Bryant: Webster: Everett ...

LIGHTNING SOURCE INC, Various - Literary Collections - 2008 - 480 pages
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Other Men's Minds; Or, Seven Thousand Choice Extracts on History, Science ...

Edwin Davies - Literary Collections - 2008 - 688 pages
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