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 William Cobbett - “The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor”
 William Cobbett - “It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent so much as the smallness of his wants”
 William Cobbett - “Please your eye and plague your heart”
 William Cobbett - “. . . for, however roguish a man may be, he always loves to deal with an honest man.”
 William Cobbett - “The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor.”
 William Cobbett - “It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.”
 William Cobbett - “You never know what you can do till you try.”
 William Cobbett - “It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world.”
 William Cobbett - “Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.”
 William Cobbett - “The power which money gives is that of brute force it is the power of the bludgeon and the bayonet.”
 William Cobbett - “I defy you to agitate any fellow with a full stomach.”
 William Cobbett - “Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of speculation but which ought to be called Gambling.”
 William Cobbett - “Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of ''speculation'' but which ought to be called Gambling.”
 William Cobbett - “Sit down to write what you have thought, and not to think about what you shall write.”
 William Cobbett - “It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is caused in the world”
 William Cobbett - “I view the tea-drinking as a destroyer of health, an enfeebler of the frome, an engender of effeminacy and laziness, a debaucher of youth and maker of misery for old age”
 William Cobbett - “The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people. have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.”
 William Cobbett - “Men of integrity are generally pretty obstinate, in adhering to an opinion once adopted.”
 William Cobbett - “It is no small mischief to a boy, that many of the best years of his life should be devoted to the learning of what can never be of any real use to any human being. His mind is necessarily rendered frivolous and superficial by the long habit of attaching importance to words instead of things to sound instead of sense.”
 William Cobbett - “Grammar, perfectly understood, enables us not only to express our meaning fully and clearly, but so to express it as to enable us to defy the ingenuity of man to give to our words any other meaning than that which we ourselves intend them to express.”
 William Cobbett - “From a very early age I had imbibed the opinion that it was every man's duty to do all that lay in his power to leave his country as good as he had found it.”
 William Cobbett - “Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt.”
 William Cobbett - “Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them.”
 William Cobbett - “The slavery of the tea and coffee and other slop-kettle.”
 William Cobbett - “Free yourself from the slavery of tea and coffee and other slopkettles”

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