Jean-Baptiste Colbert, 1619 - 1683
oil on canvas by Philippe de Champaigne (1655)
Born: 29 August 1619, Reims, Kingdom of France
Died: 6 September 1683, Paris, Kingdom of France
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Jean-Baptiste Colbert quotes:
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- 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". permalink
quoted by Frederick N. Judson in Justice in Taxation as a Remedy for Social Discontent (1898)
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