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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.
Read my lips: no new taxes.
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.
Every advantage has its tax.
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.
Only 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.
Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list -- the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.
Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam.
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them!
In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to stop when you get down to the skin.
No matter how bad a child is, he is still good for a tax deduction.
Milk the cow, but do not pull off the udder.
The taxpayer; that's someone who works for the federal government, but doesn't have to take a civil service examination.
The Income Tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.
The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf. Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you don't know when it's through if you are a crook or a martyr.
Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you do not know when it is through if you are a crook or a martyr.
Taxes, are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.
No one can become rich by the efforts of only their toil, but only by the discovery of some method of taxing the labor of others.
The world is ruled by butterflies adding to their weapon piles. Imagine what your taxes buy. We hardly ever try.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
The repose of nations cannot be secure without arms. Armies cannot be maintained without pay, nor can the pay be produced without taxes.
I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion.
If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.
In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
I don't know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed, except the answer to prayer.
A fool and his money are soon parted. The rest of us wait for tax time.
It's getting so that children have to be educated to realize that Damn and Taxes: are two separate words.
Of all our natural resources, the first one to be exhausted may be the taxpayer.
Taxes and golf are alike, you drive your heart out for the green, and then end up in the hole.
Today's dime is really a dollar with all the taxes deducted.
The tax collector must love poor people. He is creating so many of them.
The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.
Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.