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Quotable #20: Art Of Taxation

“The art of taxation consists of plucking the goose to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing,” — Jean-Baptiste Colbert


Quotation for Today -19/09/2017

From Lawfare

“Someone said to Socrates,” Michel de Montaigne memorably related, “that a certain man had grown no better in his travels.” Socrates replied: “I should think not.

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Good Government

“Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.” –Michel de Montaigne

Good for Montaigne.

He certainly had the right idea, and I don’t doubt that he had more success than the average person in governing himself and avoiding the futility of worrying over things outside his control.

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Monday Reflections: The Apostle Paul

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

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Textiles In Literature

Quotation Rules: Formatting

So you want to include a quotation, but the tense in the quoted material doesn’t match what you’re writing. Or perhaps something like this happens: “I want to explain to you how the book said ‘reading will change them.’ ” Suppose the original line in the book said, “People often find that experiences from reading will change them,” but you want to explain to your friend that reading may change him or her directly (the “you” being explained to). 1,376 more words

Writing Tips

Echoes through time: be sane and wholesome in your speech

“Both in the senate and when addressing individuals, use language that is seemly but not rhetorical.  Be sane and wholesome in your speech.”

Marcus Aurelius (AD 120 – 180), Meditations


Behind the scenes

The battle of the paperwork!

It’s not all about what happens on site – it’s how it starts….. the quotation process.

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