Tax Quotes

If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don’t get wet you can keep. Will Rogers

Taxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society. Franklin D Roosevelt

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation. Laurence J Peter

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

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. Calvin Coolidge

I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets. Spiro T. Agnew

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. William Cobbett

The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes. William Feather

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible. Milton Friedman

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality. Andrew Jackson

The tax collector must love poor people – he’s creating so many of them. Bill Vaughan

I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. Edith Sitwell

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward. John Maynard Keynes

The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government. Barry Goldwater

I don’t know what to do or where to turn in this taxation matter. Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don’t know where the book is, and maybe I couldn’t read it if I found it. Warren Harding

I guess you will have to go to jail. If that is the result of not understanding the Income Tax Law, I will meet you there. We shall have a merry, merry time, for all our friends will be there. It will be an intellectual center, for no one understands the Income Tax Law except persons who have not sufficient intelligence to understand the questions that arise under it. Elihu Root

From the time they get up in the morning and flush the toilet, they’re taxed. Then they go and get the cup of coffee, they’re taxed…This goes on all day long. Tax, tax, tax. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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. When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both. James Dale Davidson

Death is the most convenient time to tax rich people. David Lloyd George

The promise of yesterday are the taxes of today. W L Mackenzie King

If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation. Rush Limbaugh

People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can’t live within its income. Robert Half