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" I will give it to you in short: for ' a word to the wise is enough,' as poor Richard says." They joined in desiring him G 2. to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows :— " Friends," says he, " the taxes are indeed very heavy... "
The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors - Page 297
by Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 pages
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An Elementary Christian Psychology

Olaf Morgan Norlie - Psychology - 1924 - 270 pages
...says Goethe, "is for eternity." "Friends," says Poor Richard (118), "the taxes are indeed very heavy; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice by our idleness, three times by our pride, and four times by our folly." The will is free to the extent...
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School Life, Volumes 14-15

Education - 1929
...contempt." Regarding complaints about taxation, Poor Richard remarks: Friends and neighbors, the tases are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the Government wenr the only ones we had to pay, we might the more easily discharge them; but we have many others,...
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Colonial Prose and Poetry, Volumes 1-3

William Peterfield Trent, Benjamin Willis Wells - American literature - 1903
...desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering around him, he proceeded as follows : " Friends," said he, " the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid...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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The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War

James L. Huston - History - 1999 - 336 pages
...Samuel M. Wolfe, Helper's Impending Crisis Dissected (Philadelphia, 1860), 58. before still applied: "We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...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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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 302 pages
...the economic burdens, as distinct from taxes, that all citizens voluntarily impose upon themselves: "the Taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid...many others, and much more grievous to some of us." As examples of these self-imposed 'taxes,' Father Abraham offers the following trio: "We are taxed...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 302 pages
...to some of us." As examples of these self-imposed 'taxes,' Father Abraham offers the following trio: "We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three...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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Duh!: The Stupid History of the Human Race

Bob Fenster - History - 2000 - 288 pages
...flew kites in thunderstorms, advised people who complained about the government imposing taxes that "we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...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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Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings on Politics, Economics, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 381 pages
...Neighhours, the Tases are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on hy the Governmem were the only Ones ive had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but...others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are tased twice as much hy our Idleness, tbree limes as much hy our Pride, and four times as much hy our...
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The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Mark Skousen, Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 256 pages
...question of heavy taxes in America. In it, Franklin wrote: "Friends, says Father Abraham, and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid...many others, and much more grievous to some of us." See PBF 7:341, "Father Abraham's Speech," Poor Richard's Almanac, 1758. This essay became "The Way...
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The Secret of Wealth

Franklyn Hobbs - Business & Economics - 2005 - 236 pages
...taxes are indeed very heavy, and If those laid by the government were the only ones we had to pay, toe might more easily discharge them; but we have many...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...
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