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Posted by Dave on January 16, 2003

In Reply to: Looking for a phrase posted by penny on January 16, 2003

: what are the three sure things in life. 1-pay taxes 2-die and I dont know what the other is can anyone help

Actually, I too have heard numerous other things added to the list, but death and taxes were the original two first proclaim by Benjamin Franklin, making all others apocryphal.

Franklin professed this after completion of the U.S. Constition. The oringinal phrase goes as follows, "Our Constituition is in actual operation. Everything apears to promise that it will last, but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."