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|It would be thought a hard Government that should tax its People one-tenth Part of their Time, to be employed in its Service.|
|[D]isputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.|
|Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day. |
|So convenient a thing is it to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.|
|"That few in public affairs act from a mere view of the good of their country, whatever they may pretend; and, tho' their actings bring real good to their country, yet men primarily considered that their own and their country's interest was united, and did not act from a principle of benevolence.|
"That fewer still, in public affairs, act with a view to the good of mankind.
Quotes from Ben Franklin's Autobiography