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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 Revised Lesson Book for Standard I(-vi) of the Revised Code of the ...

Great Britain. Committee on Education - Education - 1864
...; but wo have 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...hearken to good advice, and something may be done for us ; ' God helps them that help themselves,' as Poor .Richard says. "It would be thought a hard government...
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Colonial Prose and Poetry, Volumes 1-3

William Peterfield Trent, Benjamin Willis Wells - American literature - 1903
...; but we have 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 mach by our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us byallowing an...
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Melville's Later Novels

William B. Dillingham - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 430 pages
...enervating as those 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...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
...Crisis Dissected (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
...them; but we have 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...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
...them; but we have 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...to good Advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says, in his Almanack of 1733. It would be thought...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 361 pages
...them; but we have 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...to good Advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says, in his Almanack of 1733. It would be thought...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 302 pages
...self-imposed '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
...government were 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...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
...advised people who 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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