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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 World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1853 - 432 pages
...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. — Franklin. TAXING. — Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new impositions ;...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1853 - 288 pages
...our pride, and four times as much liy our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot east: or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However,...something may be done for us ; ' God helps them that helps themselves', as poor Richard says in his Almanac. " It would be thought a hard government that...
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American Classical Authors

Ludwig Herrig - American literature - 1854 - 553 pages
...We are taxed twice ńs much by our idleness, three times ńs much by our pride, and- four times ńs much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners...done for us; „God helps them that help themselves," ńs poor Richard says. „I. It would be thought a hard government that should tax the people one tenth...
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Capital Formation: Hearing Before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of ...

United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee - Saving and investment - 1977 - 112 pages
...commandeering the fruits of our labor. As early as 1753 Benjamin Franklin suggested a standard. He wrote: "It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth of their time, to he employed in its service." The fundamental principle laid down by our founding...
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Colonial Prose and Poetry, Volumes 1-3

William Peterfield Trent, Benjamin Willis Wells - American literature - 1903
...We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as mach by our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us byallowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and somsthing may be done for us ;...
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Melville's Later Novels

William B. Dillingham - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 430 pages
...that they impose upon themselves. "We are taxed," he tells them, "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." 47 The point that he wishes to make is that this form of self-taxation is going on without most of...
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The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War

James L. Huston - History - 1999 - 336 pages
...(Philadelphia, 1860), 58. before still applied: "We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly."51 Southerners readily acceded to the necessity of cultivating the middle-class virtues of thrift,...
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Lessons from Disaster: How Organizations Have No Memory and Accidents Recur

Trevor A. Kletz - Technology & Engineering - 1993 - 183 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...taxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us. ' (The original is quoted in Economic Briefing, September 1992, No 4, 7 (HM Treasury)) Many primitive...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - Fiction - 1994 - 629 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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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 361 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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