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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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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Including Poor Richard's Almanac ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 320 pages
...desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering round him he proceeded as follows: Friends and neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid...government were the only ones we had to pay, we might the more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are...
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The Handbook of Variable Income Annuities

Jeffrey K. Dellinger - Business & Economics - 2006 - 800 pages
...multidecade projection period. 10 Immediate Variable Annuity Taxation Friends . . . and neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid...government were the only ones we had to pay, we might the more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and some much more grievous to some of us....
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The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing

Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, Michael LeBoeuf - Business & Economics - 2006 - 336 pages
...Gains, without Pains. He that hath a Trade hath an Estate. • Taxes are indeed very heavy (but) we are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three...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
...Gains, without Pains. He that hath a Trade hath an Estate. • Taxes are indeed very heavy (but) we are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three...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
...indeed it be an evil, contributes naturally to its own cure." His "Poor Richard" noted the same year, "We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three...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 Way to Wealth and Other Writings on Finance

Benjamin Franklin - Business & Economics - 2006 - 141 pages
...heavy, and if thole laid on by the Goverment were the only Oneis we had to pay, we might more eafily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to fome of us. We are taxed twice as much by our Idlenefs, three times as much by our Pride, and four...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757, Volume 1; Volumes 1706-1757

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 228 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: A Common Sense Guide to Prosperity

Franklyn Hobbs - Business & Economics - 2007 - 240 pages
...laid by the government were the only ones w had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but tee have many others, and much more grievous to some of...idleness, three times as much by our pride and four times at mneh by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners eanmt ease or deliver us by allowing an...
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The Big Book of Duh: A Bathroom Book

Bob Fenster - Humor - 2007 - 352 pages
...ago, Benjamin Franklin advised people who complained about the government imposing unfair 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, smart people would choose idleness over pride or folly, thus dramatically...
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The Secret of Wealth: A Common Sense Guide to Prosperity

Franklyn Hobbs - Business & Economics - 2007 - 244 pages
...those laid by the government were the only ones w* had to pay, me might more easily discharge themt but we have 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...
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