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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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The Big Book of Duh: A Bathroom Book

Bob Fenster - Humor - 2007 - 352 pages
...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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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757, Volume 1; Volumes 1706-1757

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 228 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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