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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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An End to Poverty?: A Historical Debate

Gareth Stedman Jones - Political Science - 2005 - 278 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...something may be done for us; God helps them that help themselves.15 According to Say, Franklin was 'one of the greatest triumphs of equality . . . that has...
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The Secret of Wealth

Franklyn Hobbs - Business & Economics - 2005 - 236 pages
...many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by ow idleness, three times as much by our pride and four times as much by our folly; and from these tones the commissioners cannot ease ar deliver us by allowing an abatement."— Franhlin. HO is there...
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How to Get on in the World, Or a Ladder to Practical Success

A. R. Calhoun - Self-Help - 2005 - 300 pages
...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 as more ; sloth, by bringing on diseases,...
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The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Mark Skousen, Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 256 pages
...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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The Handbook of Variable Income Annuities

Jeffrey K. Dellinger - Business & Economics - 2006 - 800 pages
...others, and some 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. — Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac IMMEDIATE VARIABLE ANNUITY INCOME TAXATION For federal...
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The Way to Wealth and Other Writings on Finance

Benjamin Franklin - Business & Economics - 2006 - 141 pages
...Fixing Its Value" and "A Paper Currency Scheme." We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our Pride, and four times as much by our folly. Idleness taxes many of us much more, if we reckon all that is spent in absolute sloth. Away then with...
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The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing

Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, Michael LeBoeuf - Business & Economics - 2006 - 336 pages
...an Estate. • Taxes are indeed very heavy (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. • Beware of little Expences; a small Leak will sink a great Ship. • Learning is to the Studious,...
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The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing

Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, Michael LeBoeuf - Business & Economics - 2006 - 336 pages
...an Estate. • Taxes are indeed very heavy (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. • Beware of little Expences; a small Leak will sink a great Ship. • Learning is to the Studious,...
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Benjamin Franklin's Printing Network: Disseminating Virtue in Early America

Ralph Frasca - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 295 pages
...own cure." His "Poor Richard" noted the same year, "We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three times as much by our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly. .m However, by the war's end, colonial contributions to defray the costs of the lengthy military campaign...
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The Secret of Wealth: A Common Sense Guide to Prosperity

Franklyn Hobbs - Business & Economics - 2007 - 244 pages
...many others, and much more grievous to some of m. We are taxed twice as much by oar idleness, three times as much by our pride and four times as much...commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing em abatement."— Franhlin. HO is there among us who has not complained of high taxes and yet how many...
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