taxes

A Quote by Dave Barry on business, cheating, employees, god, guidance, ideas, information, money, questions, and taxes

The IRS spends God knows how much of your tax money on these toll-free information hot lines staffed by IRS employees, whose idea of a dynamite tax tip is that you should print neatly. If you ask them a real tax question, such as how you can cheat, they're useless. So, for guidance, you want to look to big business. Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes. . . .

Dave Barry (1947 -)

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A Quote by Charles Francis Adams on greed, kindness, and taxes

Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind. Expediency and greed create high taxation, and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.

Charles Francis Adams (1807 - 1886)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on death, debt, honor, hope, hunger, idleness, life, needs, profit, taxes, trade, and wishes

Industry need not wish, and he that lives upon hopes will die fasting. There are no gains without pains. He that hath a trade hath an estate, and he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor; but then the trade must be worked at and the calling followed, or neither the estate nor the office will enable us to pay our taxes. If we are industrious, we shall never starve; for at the workingman's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter. Nor will the bailiff or the constable enter, for industry pays debts, while idleness and neglect increase them.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on certainty, constitution, death, promises, taxes, and world

Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Letter to Jean Baptiste Leroy, 13 Nov. 1789

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on certainty, death, taxes, and world

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Austin O'Malley on taxes

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In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to stop when you get down to the skin.

Austin O'Malley (1858 - 1932)

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A Quote by Arthur Godfrey on justice, money, and taxes

I'm proud to be paying taxes in the U.S. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half the money.

Arthur Godfrey (1903 - 1983)

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A Quote by Art Buchwald on past, reform, and taxes

Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven't been taxed before.

Art Buchwald (1925 -)

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A Quote by Anita Loos on art, education, inflation, life, nations, obsession, people, politics, popularity, sex, and taxes

That our popular art forms have become so obsessed with sex has turned the U.S.A into a nation of hobbledehoys; as if grown people don't have more vital concerns, such as taxes, inflation, dirty politics, earning a living, getting an education, or keeping out of jail.

Anita Loos (1888 - 1981)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on greed and taxes

TARIFF, n. A scale of taxes on imports, designed to protect the domestic producer against the greed of his consumer.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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