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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 discharg-e them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. — We are taxed twice as much by our idleness,... "
The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ... - Page 336
1826 - 407 pages
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 302 pages
...'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
...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 times as much...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
...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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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 576 pages
...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 times as much...help themselves, as Poor Richard says, in his almanac of 1733. "It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part of their...
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Poor Richard's Almanack

Benjamin Franklin - Almanacs, American - 2004 - 302 pages
...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 times as much...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 Part of...
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Proverbs: A Handbook

Wolfgang Mieder - Social Science - 2004 - 304 pages
...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 times as much...helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says. "I. It would be thought a hard government, that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time,...
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Ben Franklin's Guide to Wealth: Being a 21st Century Treatise on What It ...

Erin Barrett, Jack Mingo - Self-Help - 2004 - 121 pages
...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 times as much...cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement. . , . It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time,...
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Proverbs: A Handbook

Wolfgang Mieder - Social Science - 2004 - 304 pages
...advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says. "I. 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; sloth, by bringing on...
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Benjamin Franklin's Humor

Paul Zall - Social Science - 2005 - 186 pages
...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 times as much...help themselves, as Poor Richard says, in his Almanac of 1733. Father Abraham misremembers the date (1736) as he turns from promoting industry to preaching...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Including Poor Richard's Almanac ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 320 pages
...many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our IBLENESS, three times as much by our PRIDE, and four times as much...help themselves," as Poor Richard says in his almanac of 1733. It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their TIME,...
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