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A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Taxes
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
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 | (German philosopher and political economist. ) | 1818-1883 | Taxes
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     
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 | ( American humorist and actor. ) | 1879-1935 | Taxes
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Every advantage has its tax.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Taxes
quotes Division : American poets   
     
I don't know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed, except the answer to prayer.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Taxes
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
I know all those people. I have friendly, social, and criminal relations with the whole lot of them.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Taxes
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
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 | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Taxes
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
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 | ( French writer and historian. ) | 1694-1778 | Taxes
quotes Division : Historians   
     
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 | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | Taxes
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.
~ Will Rogers | ( American humorist and actor. ) | 1879-1935 | Taxes
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
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 | ( English art critic. ) | 1819-1900 | Taxes
quotes Division : Artists   
     
Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Taxes
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Taxes, are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt | ( Thirty-second President of the USA. ) | 1882-1945 | Taxes
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add to the old.
~ Edmund Burke | ( British political writer. ) | 1729-1797 | Taxes
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Taxes
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
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 | ( American humorist and actor. ) | 1879-1935 | Taxes
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
The Income Tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.
~ Will Rogers | ( American humorist and actor. ) | 1879-1935 | Taxes
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
~ Will Rogers | ( American humorist and actor. ) | 1879-1935 | Taxes
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
The repose of nations cannot be secure without arms. Armies cannot be maintained without pay, nor can the pay be produced without taxes.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus | ( Roman historian. ) | 55-117 | Taxes
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Taxes
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.
~ Edmund Burke | ( British political writer. ) | 1729-1797 | Taxes
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
~ Henry Louis Mencken | ( American journalist ) | 1880-1956 | Taxes
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
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 | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Taxes
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     

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