Congestion Tax

Famous quotes containing the words congestion and/or tax:

    In Western Europe people perish from the congestion and stifling closeness, but with us it is from the spaciousness.... The expanses are so great that the little man hasn’t the resources to orient himself.... This is what I think about Russian suicides.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
    —S├ębastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741–1794)