Jean-Baptiste Colbert Quotes

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It is simply, and solely, the abundance of money within a state that makes the difference in its grandeur and power.
— Jean-Baptiste Colbert

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The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to procure the largest quantity of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.
— Jean-Baptiste Colbert

taxes

The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to secure the largest quantity of feathers with the least possible amount of "squealing."

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