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The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride and four times as much by our foolishness.
Patrick Henry railed against taxation without representation. He should see it with representation.
The way taxes are, you might as well marry for love.
If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
I know all those people. I have friendly, social, and criminal relations with the whole lot of them.
It is getting harder and harder to support the government in the style to which it has become accustomed.
There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist -- the taxidermist leaves the hide.
I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age -- which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.
Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
Government lasts as long as the under-taxed can defend themselves against the over-taxed.
Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents.
There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program -- your tax-dollar will go further.
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add to the old.
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.
It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them.
Uncle claims that if he files his income tax wrong he'll go to jail, and if he files it right he'll go to the poor house.
No statesmen ever will find it worth his pains, to tax our labor and excise our brain.
Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt.
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.
Nothing hurts more than having to pay an income tax, unless it is not having to pay an income tax.
All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury.
Income tax time is when you test your powers of deduction.
I'm proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is -- I could be just as proud for half the money.
The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall.
We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.
When all is lost, ask the I.R.S. -- they'll find something.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
Our tax law is a 1, 598-page hydra-headed monster and I'm going to attack and attack and attack until I have ironed out every fault in it.
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
The promise of yesterday are the taxes of today.
The rope by which the great blocks of taxes are attached to any citizenry is simple loyalty.
No nation ever taxed itself into prosperity.

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