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" Here this extraordinary man, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, found himself in great straits. To please universally was the object of his life; but to tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men. "
Parliamentary speeches from 1761 to 1802 - Página 288
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 páginas
...statesman on iht news that tht peoplt of Parts gritted each of his new taxes with a satirital song To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men. Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Irish philosopher, statesman All money nowadays seems to be produced with...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1993 - 520 páginas
...success. Author unknown. Attributed to Henry David Thoreau, but not found in his works. 'taxation 1787 To please universally was the object of his life;...than to love and to be wise, is not given to men. Burke was referring to the chancellor of the exchequer, Charles Townshend. 1 788 The art of taxation...
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The Useful Cobbler: Edmund Burke and the Politics of Progress

James Conniff - 1994 - 363 páginas
...American policy to Charles Townshend. For Burke, Townshend's error was that he sought to please everybody: "to please universally was the object of his life;...than to love and to be wise, is not given to men." 35 In short, Townshend taxed America to please England, but then retreated from the taxes to please...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 páginas
...variant forms in RH Sherard, Life of Oscar Wilde (1 906) and Richard Ellmann, Oscar Wilde (1988). Taxes 1 To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men. EDMUND BURKE, (1729-1797) Irish philosopher, statesman. "First Speech on Conciliation with America:...
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Property Tax Reform in Developing Countries

Jay K. Rosengard - 1997 - 213 páginas
...percent in 1990/91. Perhaps Edmund Burke was correct when he wrote, in his treatise On American Taxation, "To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men." 6 SYNTHESIS The Thurians ordained that whosoever would go about to abolish an old law, or establish...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 páginas
...It is necessary only for the good man to do nothing for evil to triumph. 1749 On American Taxation 0362 Macbeth Eye of newt, and toe of frog. Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adde 1750 Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. 1751 On Conciliation with America The concesslons of the...
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - 2000 - 437 páginas
...Cause of the Present Discontents (1770) 1865:526. 2 Here this extraordinary man [Charles Townsend], then Chancellor of the Exchequer, found himself in...wise, is not given to men. However, he attempted it. Speech on American Taxation, 19 April 1774. 1904:67. 3 Your representative owes you, not his industry...
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The Voluntary Sector, the State and the Law

Alison Dunn - 2000 - 255 páginas
...activities, both as a matter of right and as a matter of Revenue practice, and to contrast this with the 1 "To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men": Edmund Burke, On American Taxation (1775), 49, as quoted in the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations . position...
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The Modern VAT

VÁRIOS AUTORES, Liam P. Ebrill, International Monetary Fund, Michael Keen, Jean-Paul Bodin, Victoria P. Summers - 2001 - 223 páginas
...which statistical data are maintained and provided internationally on a separate and independent basis. To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men. Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish political theorist and Whig politician [Speech on American Taxation, 1774]...
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Nobody's Perfect: A New Whig Interpretation of History

Annabel M. Patterson, Professor Annabel Patterson - 2002 - 288 páginas
...politics, that is to say, obstinacy, that he changed his mind and his policies at the drop of a hat. "To please universally was the object of his life;...but to tax and to please, no more than to love and be wise, is not given to men" (2:452-55). In the case of Chatham, who was alive to hear of these criticisms,...
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