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A Quote by Jean-Baptiste Colbert on art and taxes

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The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.

Jean-Baptiste Colbert

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A Quote by James Otis on taxes and tyranny

Taxation without representation is tyranny.

James Otis (1725 - 1783)

Source: Watchword of the American Revolution

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A Quote by James Dale Davidson on dependence, justice, money, politicians, soul, and taxes

The politicians don't just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless.

James Dale Davidson

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A Quote by J. B. Hill on authority, belief, business, children, control, correction, direction, evil, existence, facts, faults, government, life, mankind, taxes, and welfare

Believe, if you will, that there may have been faults in our industrial system, yet the fact remains that the welfare of the average man has not so far advanced under any other form of government, and that whatever evil exists will not be corrected by delegating to government, with all its weaknesses, the authority to run and control all business and to control the daily lives and activities of laboring mankind. Nor will any existing waste and extravagance of government be eliminated or appreciably diminished until the average man realizes that the burden of paying its bills will, through direct or indirect taxation, ultimately fall upon him, his children or his children's children.

J. B. Hill

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on progress and taxes

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on government, justice, people, principles, and taxes

When more of the people's sustenance is exacted through the form of taxation than is necessary to meet the just obligations of government and expenses of its economical administration, such exaction becomes ruthless extortion and a violation of the fundamental principles of free government.

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

Source: Speech to Congress. Second Annual Message, December 1886

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A Quote by George Herbert Walker Bush on congress and taxes

The Congress will push me to raise taxes and I'll say no, and they'll push, and I'll say no, and they'll push again. And I'll say to them, read my lips, no new taxes.

George H.W. Bush (1924 -)

Source: Speech accepting nomination as presidential candidate, Republican Convention, New Orleans 8/88

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A Quote by George F. Will on budgets, change, country, culture, inclusion, judgment, limits, money, politics, restaurants, and taxes

Recently the country has seen too much of our legislators, seeing them as a gaggle of check-kiting, judge-smearing deadbeats who don't pay their restaurant bills but raise their pay in the middle of the night. Many Americans-this columnist included-hitherto said tax increases are justified by the budget deficit now say: Give that mob more money? Never. Not a nickel of new taxes until term limits change the political culture on Capital Hill.

George F. Will (1941 -)

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on cruelty, desires, husbands, imagination, journeys, necessity, suspicion, taxes, uncertainty, and women

It appears to be uncertain whether the journey of Mary with her husband was obligatory or voluntary. . . . Women were liable to a capitation tax, if this enrolment also involved taxation. But, apart from any legal necessity, it may easily be imagined that at such a moment Mary would desire not to be left alone. The cruel suspicion of which she had been the subject, and which had almost led to the breaking off of her betrothal (Matt. 1: 19) would make her cling all the more to the protection of her husband.

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: Farrar in The Life of Christ, footnote p 24

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A Quote by Fletcher Knebel on fighting, mistakes, and taxes

Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation.

Fletcher Knebel

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