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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3945
AUTHOR:Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)
QUOTATION:Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former, we may easily bear the latter.
ATTRIBUTION:Letter on the Stamp Act, July 1, 1765.
 

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