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Taxes And Taxation Quotes

Government lasts as long as the under-taxed can defend themselves against the over-taxed.

Author: Bernard Berenson (1865-1959)

Profession: Lithuanian-born American Artist

Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents.

Author: Peg Bracken

Profession: American Author of "The I Hate to Cook Book"

There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program -- your tax-dollar will go further.

Author: Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)

Profession: German Rocket Pioneer

To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add to the old.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Read my lips: no new taxes.

Author: George Bush (1924)

Profession: Forty-first President of the USA

It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them.

Author: Tiberius Caesar (42 BC-AD 37)

Profession: Roman Emperor

There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist -- the taxidermist leaves the hide.

Author: Mortimer Caplan


No statesmen ever will find it worth his pains, to tax our labor and excise our brain.

Author: Randolph Churchill (1911-1968)

Profession: British Journalist

Uncle claims that if he files his income tax wrong he'll go to jail, and if he files it right he'll go to the poor house.

Author: Nonnee Coan


Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt.

Author: William Cobbett (1762-1835)

Profession: British Journalist, Reformer

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

Author: J. B. Colbert


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.

Author: Noel Coward (1899-1973)

Profession: British Writer

Nothing hurts more than having to pay an income tax, unless it is not having to pay an income tax.

Author: Thomas Robert Dewar


All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury.

Author: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921)

Profession: The husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom