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The greater the number of laws and enactments, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
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Lao-tzu Quotes

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To take something from a person and keep it for oneself: that is robbery. To take something from one person and then turn it over to another in exchange for as much money as you can get: that is business. Robbery is so much more stupid, since it is satisfied with a single, frequently dangerous profit; whereas in business it can be doubled without danger.
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Octave Mirbeau Quotes

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By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.
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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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 property  

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When there's a single thief, it's robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it's taxation.
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Vanya Cohen Quotes

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 justice  tax  

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There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
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Napoleon I Quotes

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Church tax exemption means that we all drop our money in the collection boxes, whether we go to church or not and whether we are interested in the church or not. It is systematic and complete robbery, from which none of us escapes.
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E. Haldeman-Julius Quotes

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 religion  

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In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
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St. Augustine Quotes

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