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Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add to the old. Edmund Burke

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

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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. William Cobbett

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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. Noël Coward

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Every advantage has its tax. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation. Rush Limbaugh

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No nation ever taxed itself into prosperity. Rush Limbaugh

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We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride and four times as much by our foolishness. Benjamin Franklin

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

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The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality. Andrew Jackson

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When all is lost, ask the I.R.S. -- they'll find something. Doug Horton

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There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. Benjamin Franklin

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Taxes, are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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The way taxes are, you might as well marry for love. Joe E. Lewis

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A fool and his money are soon parted. The rest of us wait for tax time.

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Milk the cow, but do not pull off the udder.

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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. Will Rogers

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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. Will Rogers

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No matter how bad a child is, he is still good for a tax deduction.

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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. Voltaire

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A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. George Bernard Shaw

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

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I know all those people. I have friendly, social, and criminal relations with the whole lot of them. Mark Twain

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Taxes and golf are alike, you drive your heart out for the green, and then end up in the hole.

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Today's dime is really a dollar with all the taxes deducted.

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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. Alexis de Tocqueville

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It is getting harder and harder to support the government in the style to which it has become accustomed.

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

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Of all our natural resources, the first one to be exhausted may be the taxpayer.

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The repose of nations cannot be secure without arms. Armies cannot be maintained without pay, nor can the pay be produced without taxes. Tacitus

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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. Karl Marx

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In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to stop when you get down to the skin. Austin O'Malley

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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. John Ruskin

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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. Henry David Thoreau

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

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Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf. Will Rogers

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I don't know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed, except the answer to prayer. Mark Twain

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It's getting so that children have to be educated to realize that Damn and Taxes: are two separate words.

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There's always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little - and it's always somebody else. Cullen Hightower

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The Income Tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Will Rogers

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The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. Will Rogers