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

 

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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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All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury.
~ Prince Philip Edinburgh

 

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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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Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them!
~ Margaret Mitchell

 

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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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Every advantage has its tax.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Government lasts as long as the under-taxed can defend themselves against the over-taxed.
~ Bernard Berenson

 

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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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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.
~ Noel Coward

 

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I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion.
~ Themistocles

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Income tax time is when you test your powers of deduction.
~ Shelby Friedman

 

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