Taxes Quotes

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

Albert Einstein

Taxes grow without rain.

Jewish Proverb

Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody's got to pay for them so they're a necessary evil.

Michael Bloomberg

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

Vanya Cohen

Taxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Ronald Reagan

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

Man is not like other animals in the ways that are really significant: animals have instincts, we have taxes.

Erving Goffman

Taxes are paid in the sweat of every man who labors.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.


The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.

Will Rogers

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin

Taxes are important. President Bush's tax proposals leave no rich person behind. Voters approve of President Bush helping the kind of people they wish they were one of.

Andy Rooney

Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.

Oscar Wilde

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

Herman Wouk

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

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

Steven LaTourette

There may be liberty and justice for all, but there are tax breaks only for some.

Martin A. Sullivan

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.

John Maynard Keynes

The power of taxing people and their property is essential to the very existence of government.''

James Madison

Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes non-work.

Milton Friedman

I am thankful for the taxes I pay because it means that I'm employed.

Nancie J. Carmody

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

Barry Goldwater

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