As if I had not saved both his state and his finances.
Well, but I am not the superintendent of his majesty's finances -- I have my purse -- surely I would do much for his majesty's welfare -- some legacy -- but I cannot disappoint my family.
This man, named Emery, was the object of popular detestation, in the first place because he was superintendent of finance, and every superintendent of finance deserved to be hated; in the second place, because he rather deserved the odium which he had incurred.
This was the same Emery who became eventually superintendent of finance.
To lighten the burden of taxation is not, in matters of finance, to diminish the taxes, but to assess them better; if lightened, you increase the volume of business by giving it freer play; the individual pays less and the State receives more.
The whole subject is indeed less a question of finance than a question of government.
The ministry of the interior ought in like manner to combine the departments of commerce, police, and finances, or it belied its own name.
By doing away with the machinery of indirect taxation, which is very costly (a State, as it were, within a State), both the public finances and the individual tax-payer are greatly benefited, not to speak of the saving in costs of collecting.
I have never felt that I was very useful, but I live in hopes of seeing all the Ministries destroyed, finances
This influence was due to his wealth and reputation, the capital house in the town lent him by his old friend Shirkov, who had a post in the department of finances
and was director of a nourishing bank in Kashin; the excellent cook Vronsky had brought from the country, and his friendship with the governor, who was a schoolfellow of Vronsky's--a schoolfellow he had patronized and protected indeed.
As to finances
public, because Monseigneur could not make anything at all of them, and must consequently let them out to somebody who could; as to finances
private, because Farmer-Generals were rich, and Monseigneur, after generations of great luxury and expense, was growing poor.
The rowers, knowing they had the honor of conveying the surintendant of the finances
, pulled with all their strength, and that magic word, the