A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on taxes, enslavement, slavery, and government

Today, nobody sees, or wishes to see, that in our time the enslavement of the majority of men is based on money taxes, levied on land and otherwise, which are collected by government from the subjects.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Margaret Mitchell on convenient time, death, taxes, and childbirth

"Death and taxes and childbirth.  There's never any convenient time for any of them."

Margaret Mitchell (1900 - 1949)

Source: Financial Times

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A Quote by William Feather on energy, reward, and taxes

The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes.

William Feather (1889 - 1981)

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A Quote by Will Rogers on congress, death, taxes, and time

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets."

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

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A Quote by unknown on taxes and thought

If Patrick Henry thought that taxation without representation was bad, he should see how bad it is with representation.


Source: Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1881

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A Quote by unknown on government, inflation, and taxes

Inflation is the one form of taxation which even the weakest government can enforce, when it can enforce nothing else.


Source: League of Nations Report on European Inflations of the 1920s

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A Quote by unknown on certainty, death, and taxes

Death and taxes may be certain, but we don't have to die every year.


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A Quote by Thomas Paine on certainty, circumstances, progress, taxes, war, and wisdom

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 (1737 - 1809)

Source: Prospects on the Rubicon, 1787

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A Quote by Thomas H. Kean on income, prosperity, and taxes

Higher income taxes are a razor guillotine poised to descend on the bare neck of prosperity.

Thomas H. Kean

Source: 1989, quoted in New York Times

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on men and taxes


Men who prefer any load of infamy, however great, to any pressure of taxation, however light.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: On American Debts.

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