Tax Quotes and Sayings
One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.
- Ron Paul
Taxes are paid in the sweat of every man who labors.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Taxes grow without rain.
- Jewish Proverb
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
- John Marshall
Did you ever notice that when you put the words “The” and “IRS” together, it spells “THEIRS?”
America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.
- Laurence J. Peter
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
- Benjamin Franklin
No nation has ever taxed itself into prosperity.
- Rush Limbaugh
A fine is a tax for doing wrong.
A tax is a fine for doing well.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
- Albert Einstein
The way taxes are, you might as well marry for love.
- Joe E. Lewis
I hate paying taxes. But I love the civilization they give me.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.
- Ronald Reagan
Tax complexity itself is a kind of tax.
People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can’t live within its income.
You don’t pay taxes – they take taxes.
The politicians say “we” can’t afford a tax cut. Maybe we can’t afford the politicians.
The sales tax seems to be more politically acceptable than the income tax.
~Raymond C. Scheppach
The payment of taxes gives a right to protection.
~James M. Wayne
A fine is a tax for doing something wrong. A tax is a fine for doing something right.
Any tax is a discouragement and therefore a regulation so far as it goes.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Of all debts, men are least willing to pay their taxes; what a satire this is on government.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
There may be liberty and justice for all, but there are tax breaks only for some.
~Martin A. Sullivan
There’s nothing wrong with the younger generation that becoming taxpayers won’t cure.
Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. ~Will Rogers
You must pay taxes. But there’s no law that says you gotta leave a tip.
Taxation is the price which civilized communities pay for the opportunity of remaining civilized.
~Albert Bushnell Hart
Our tax code is so long it makes War and Peace seem breezy.
The best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them.
Death and taxes may be inevitable, but they shouldn’t be related. ~J.C. Watts, Jr.
A person doesn’t know how much he has to be thankful for until he has to pay taxes on it.
Today, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income.
~Alfred E. Neuman
Man is not like other animals in the ways that are really significant: animals have instincts, we have taxes.
Capital punishment: The income tax.