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Quotes About Taxes

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The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes.  ~ William Feather


I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.  ~ Arthur Godfrey


If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep.  ~ Will Rogers


Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.  ~ H.L. Mencken


The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.  ~ John Maynard Keynes


The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.  ~ Ronald Reagan


Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year.  ~ Ogden Nash


The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.  ~ Barry Goldwater


Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.  ~ Herman Wouk


Of all debts, men are least willing to pay their taxes; what a satire this is on government.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


We must care for each other more, and tax each other less.  ~ Bill Archer


The United States has a system of taxation by confession.  ~ Hugo Black


It's income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta.  ~ Dave Barry


The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose.  ~ William Simon


America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.  ~ Laurence J. Peter


Capital punishment: The income tax.  ~ Jeff Hayes


To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.  ~ Edmund Burke


Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  ~ Will Rogers


I shall never use profanity except in discussing house rent and taxes.  ~ Mark Twain


Taxes are paid in the sweat of every man who labors.  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt


Taxes grow without rain.  ~ Jewish proverb


The payment of taxes gives a right to protection.  ~ James M. Wayne


What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue.  ~ Thomas Paine


Our tax code is so long it makes War and Peace seem breezy.  ~ Steven LaTourette


The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.  ~ Ronald Reagan


The sales tax seems to be more politically acceptable than the income tax.  ~ Raymond C. Scheppach


When there's a single thief, it's robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it's taxation.  ~ Vanya Cohen