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Tax quotes (24)
When more of the people's sustenance is exacted through the form of taxation than is necessary to meet the just obligations of government and expenses of its economical administration such exaction becomes ruthless extortion and a violation of the fundamental principles of free government.
Stephan Grover Cleveland Category: Tax
The power to tax involves the power to destroy.
John Marshall Category: Tax
Taxation without representation is tyranny.
James Otis Category: Tax
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.
John Maynard Baron Keynes of Tilton Category: Tax
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.
Jean-Baptiste Colbert Category: Tax
We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.
Leona Helmsley Category: Tax
If Patrick Henry thought that taxation without representation was bad he should see how bad it is with representation.
Unknown Category: Tax
There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist - the taxidermist leaves the hide.
Mortimer Caplin Category: Tax
The schoolboy whips his taxed top; the beardless youth manages his taxed horse with a taxed bridle on a taxed road; and the dying Englishman pouring his medicine which has paid seven per cent into a spoon that has paid fifteen per cent flings himself back upon his chintz bed which has paid twenty-two per cent and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid a license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death.
Sydney Smith Category: Tax
In 1790 the nation which had fought taxation without representation discovered that some of its citizens werent much happier about taxation with representation.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Category: Tax
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.
Mark Twain Category: Tax
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.
Henry David Thoreau Category: Tax
Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.
Robert Anson Heinlein Category: Tax
War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen and unsupposed circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end. It has but one thing certain and that is to increase taxes.
Thomas Paine Category: Tax
For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Tax
The politicians don't just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless.
James Dale Davidson Category: Tax
To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder.
Benjamin Disraeli Category: Tax
The power to tax is not the power to destroy while this Court sits.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Category: Tax
If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad he should see how it is with representation.
Rush H. Limbaugh III Category: Tax
To tax and to please no more than to love and to be wise is not given to men.
Edmund Burke Category: Tax
The tax collector must love poor people he's creating so many of them.
Bill Vaughan Category: Tax
Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation.
Fletcher Knebel Category: Tax
The reward of energy enterprise and thrift is taxes.
William Feather Category: Tax
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Albert Einstein Category: Tax