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The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest amount of hissing.

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Jean Baptiste Colbert

Jean-Baptiste Colbert was a French politician who served as the Minister of Finances of France from 1665 to 1683 under the rule of King Louis XIV. His relentless hard work and thrift made him an esteemed minister.

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    Die Kunst der Besteuerung besteht darin, die Gans so zu zupfen, dass die größtmögliche Menge an Federn mit der geringsten Menge an Zischen erhalten wird.

    el arte de la tributación consiste en desplumar el ganso para obtener la mayor cantidad posible de plumas con la menor cantidad de silbidos.

    L'art de la taxation consiste à cueillir l'oie de manière à obtenir le plus grand nombre possible de plumes avec le moins de sifflement possible.

    कराधान की कला में हंस को सबसे छोटी राशि के साथ पंखों की सबसे बड़ी संभव मात्रा प्राप्त करने के लिए बकरी को शामिल करना है।

    հարկահավաքի արվեստը բաղկացած է սագից, որպեսզի հնարավորինս քիչ քանակությամբ փետուրներ ձեռք բերելու համար:

    l'arte della tassazione consiste nel strappare l'oca in modo tale da ottenere il maggior numero possibile di piume con il minimo sibilo.

    beskatningskunsten består i å plukke gåsen slik at man oppnår størst mulig mengde fjær med minst mulig susing.

    徵稅的技巧是拔鵝,以最小的嘶嘶聲獲得盡可能多的羽毛。

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