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)
Contributed by: peter
"Death and taxes and childbirth. There's never any convenient time for any of them."
Margaret Mitchell (1900 - 1949)
Source: Financial Times
Contributed by: mathi
The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes.
William Feather (1889 - 1981)
Contributed by: Zaady
The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets."
Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
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
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
Death and taxes may be certain, but we don't have to die every year.
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
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
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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