A fool and his money are soon parted. The rest of us wait for tax time.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury.
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.
Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them!
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.
Every advantage has its tax.
Government lasts as long as the under-taxed can defend themselves against the over-taxed.
I don't know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed, except the answer to prayer.
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.
I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion.
I know all those people. I have friendly, social, and criminal relations with the whole lot of them.
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.
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.
If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
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.
In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to stop when you get down to the skin.
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.
Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.
Income tax time is when you test your powers of deduction.