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" ... commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something may be done for us : G-od helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says. "
The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the Late Dr ... - Page 448
by Benjamin Franklin - 1806
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Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces: Arranged Under the ...

Benjamin Franklin - American prose literature - 1779 - 567 pages
...that help themfelves," as Poor Richard fays. ' I. It would be thought a hard government that ' fhould tax its people one tenth part of their ' time, to be employed in its fervicc : But idle' nefs taxes many of us much more; floth, by ' bringing on difeafes, abfolutely fhortens...
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The Bee: Or Literary Weekly Intelligencer, Volume 1

James Anderson - Scotland - 1791
...themfelves," as poor Richard fays, in his Almanack. It would be thought a hard government that fhould tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its lervice ; but idlenefs taxes many of us much more, if we reckon all that is fpent in abfolute floth...
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 39

English literature - 1777
...themfelves," as poor Richard fays, in his Almanack. It would be thought a hard government that mould tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its lervice ; but Idlenefs taxes many of из much more, if we reckon all that is fpent in abfolute floth,...
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...Poor Richard says.' I. ' It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time to be employed in its service ;...but idleness taxes many of us much more; sloth, by brrhging on diseases, absolutely shortens life. "Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears,...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...them that helps themselves,' as poor Richard says in the almanac for 1733. "It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part...employed in its service : but idleness taxes many ot us much more, if we reckon all that is spent in absolute sloth, or in doing of nothing, with that...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...us ; " God helps them that help themselves,'* as poor Richard-says. I. 'It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part...sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. " Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears, •while the used key is always bright,"...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...that help themselves," as poor Richard says. * 1. It would be thought a hard government that slrould tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be...sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. " Sloth, like rust,consumes faster than labour wears, while the used key is always bright," as...
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Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ...

James Plumptre - English drama - 1812
...be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be enployed in its service: But idleness taxes many of us much...sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. " Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than " labour wears, while The used key is always bright,"...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...Poor Richard eays. I. ' It wonld be thought a hard government .that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time to be employed in its service ; but idleness taxes many ef us much more ; sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. " Sloth, like rust, consumes...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ..

Benjamin Franklin - 1818
...as Poor Richard says. " I. It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people onetenth part of their time, to be employed in its service...sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears ; while the used key is always bright, as...
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