It is tax season, and we thought you deserved a little bit of fun to get you through the painful process of filing your return. While it was no easy task for us to see the bright side either, we were able to compile the following quotes regarding taxes, and we hope you get a little chuckle out of them!Mark TwainThe only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.Will Rogers Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.Robert A. Heinlein There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.Arthur Godfrey I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half of the money.H. L. Mencken Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.Albert Einstein [on filing for tax returns] This is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher.John S. Coleman The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away. Herman WoukIncome tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.Will Rogers It is a good thing that we do not get as much government as we pay for.Dr. Laurence J. Peter America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.Milton Friedman Congress can raise taxes because it can persuade a sizable fraction of the populace that somebody else will pay.John Maynard Keynes The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.Winston Churchill There is no such thing as a good tax.Will Rogers The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.Plato When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.Benjamin Tucker To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury.Will Rogers The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.Ronald Reagan The taxpayer: that's someone who works for the federal government, but doesn't have to take a civil service examination.Robert A. Heinlein Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss.Winston Churchill We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.Barry Goldwater The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.Calvin Coolidge Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.Dan Bennett There's nothing wrong with the younger generation that becoming taxpayers won't cure.Martin A. Sullivan There may be liberty and justice for all, but there are tax breaks only for some.Jewish Proverb Taxes grow without rain.Rob Knauerhase Isn't it appropriate that the month of the tax begins with April Fool's Day and ends with cries of 'May Day!'? Roger Jones I guess I think of lotteries as a tax on the mathematically challenged.Jean-Baptiste Colbert The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least amount of hissing.
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