Oliver Wendell Holmes
I like to pay taxes. It is purchasing civilization.
We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.
Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
Lord Thomas Robert Dewar
The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax.
In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to stop when you get down to the skin.
Joe E. Lewis
The way taxes are, you might as well marry for love.
The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall.
I wouldn't mind paying taxes if I knew they were going to a friendly country.
If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
F. J. Raymond
Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.
Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
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.
When there's a single thief, it's robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it's taxation.
Taxation with representation ain't so hot either.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Taxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.
Laurence J. Peter
America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.
The United States has a system of taxation by confession.
Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?
We must care for each other more, and tax each other less.
What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue.
Man is not like other animals in the ways that are really significant: animals have instincts, we have taxes.
The purse of the people is the real seat of sensibility. Let it be drawn upon largely, and they will then listen to truths which could not excite them through any other organ.
Alfred E. Neuman
Today, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Taxes are paid in the sweat of every man who labors.
Nancie J. Carmody
I am thankful for the taxes I pay because it means that I'm employed.
The most important ways in which I think the Internet will affect the big issue is that it will make it more difficult for government to collect taxes.
When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Any tax is a discouragement and therefore a regulation so far as it goes.
James M. Wayne
The payment of taxes gives a right to protection.
If we don't do something to simplify the tax system, we're going to end up with a national police force of internal revenue agents.