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70 Inspirational Quotes About Taxes (TAXATION)

Top 10 Most Famous Quotes About Taxes

“I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: ‘try being rich first’. See if that doesn’t cover most of it. There’s not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.”

Bill Murray
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. - Albert Einstein
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. – Albert Einstein
Today, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income. - Alfred E. Neuman
Today, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income. – Alfred E. Neuman
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector The taxidermist takes only your skin. - Mark Twain
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin. – Mark Twain
The taxpayer that’s someone who works for the federal government, but doesn’t have to take a civil service examination. - Ronald Reagan
The taxpayer: that’s someone who works for the federal government, but doesn’t have to take a civil service examination. – Ronald Reagan
It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low, and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the tax rates. - John F. Kennedy
It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low, and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the tax rates. – John F. Kennedy
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward. - John Maynard Keynes
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward. – John Maynard Keynes
It is a way to take people's wealth from them without having to openly raise taxes. Inflation is the most universal tax of all. - Thomas Sowell
It is a way to take people’s wealth from them without having to openly raise taxes. Inflation is the most universal tax of all. – Thomas Sowell
Make sure you pay your taxes; otherwise you can get in a lot of trouble. - Richard M. Nixon
Make sure you pay your taxes; otherwise you can get in a lot of trouble. – Richard M. Nixon
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. - Winston S. 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. – Winston S. Churchill

9 Wise Quotes About Taxes and Death

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I’d like to add a third certainty: trash. And while some in this room might want to discuss reducing taxes, I want to talk about reducing trash.”

Ruth Ann Minner
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. - Benjamin Franklin
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. – Benjamin Franklin
For all long-term investors, there is only one objective – maximum total real return after taxes. - Sir John Templeton
For all long-term investors, there is only one objective – maximum total real return after taxes. – Sir John Templeton

“I’d like somebody to get rid of the death tax. That’s what I want. I don’t want to get taxed just because I died. I just don’t think it’s right. If I give something to my kid, I already paid the tax. Why should I have to pay it again because I died?”

Whoopi Goldberg
The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. - Will Rogers
The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. – Will Rogers
Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes and the second law of thermodynamics. - Seth Lloyd
Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes and the second law of thermodynamics. – Seth Lloyd
The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling. - Paula Poundstone
The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it’s just sort of a tired feeling. – Paula Poundstone
Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them. - Margaret Mitchell
Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them. – Margaret Mitchell
Nothing is certain but death and taxes. - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Nothing is certain but death and taxes. – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

2 Quotes About Taxes and Science

“There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate.”

Nikola Tesla

Innovations in science and technology are the engines of the 21st-century economy; if you care about the wealth and health of your nation tomorrow, then you’d better rethink how you allocate taxes to fund science. The federal budget needs to recognize this.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

8 Quotes About Taxes Being Bad

“The tax code is a monstrosity and there’s only one thing to do with it. Scrap it, kill it, drive a stake through its heart, bury it and hope it never rises again to terrorize the American people.”

Steve Forbes
All taxes discourage something. Why not discourage bad things like pollution rather than good things like working or investment - Lawrence Summers
All taxes discourage something. Why not discourage bad things like pollution rather than good things like working or investment? – Lawrence Summers
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government. - Barry Goldwater
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government. – Barry Goldwater

“The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.”

Gore Vidal
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. - Calvin Coolidge
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. – Calvin Coolidge
The people are hungry It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes. - Lao Tzu
The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes. – Lao Tzu
To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not. - Thomas Paine
To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not. – Thomas Paine
Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without. - Albert Camus
Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without. – Albert Camus

12 Funny Quotes About Taxes

Few of us ever test our powers of deduction, except when filling out an income tax form. - Laurence J. Peter
Few of us ever test our powers of deduction, except when filling out an income tax form. – Laurence J. Peter
You don’t pay taxes–they take taxes. - Chris Rock
You don’t pay taxes–they take taxes. – Chris Rock
In life only three things are certain: death, Adobe updates and taxes. - Trevor Noah
In life only three things are certain: death, Adobe updates and taxes. – Trevor Noah
Isn’t it appropriate that the month of the tax begins with April Fool’s Day and ends with cries of ‘May Day!’ - 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!’? – Rob Knauerhase
A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform. - Russell B. Long
A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform. – Russell B. Long
Dear IRS, I am writing to you to cancel my subscription. Please remove my name from your mailing list. - Snoopy
Dear IRS, I am writing to you to cancel my subscription. Please remove my name from your mailing list. – Snoopy
Our tax code is so long it makes War and Peace seem breezy. - Steven LaTourette
Our tax code is so long it makes War and Peace seem breezy. – Steven LaTourette
Any politician promising not to raise your taxes is like a vampire promising to become a vegetarian. - Pierre Poilievre
Any politician promising not to raise your taxes is like a vampire promising to become a vegetarian. – Pierre Poilievre
Solar power is the last energy resource that isn't owned yet - nobody taxes the sun yet. - Bonnie Raitt
Solar power is the last energy resource that isn’t owned yet – nobody taxes the sun yet. – Bonnie Raitt
When I wake up in the morning, I feel like a billionaire without paying taxes. - Ernie Banks
When I wake up in the morning, I feel like a billionaire without paying taxes. – Ernie Banks
You must pay taxes. But there’s no law that says you gotta leave a tip. - Morgan Stanley advertisement
You must pay taxes. But there’s no law that says you gotta leave a tip. – Morgan Stanley advertisement
Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. - Will Rogers
Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. – Will Rogers

3 Quotes About Raising Taxes

“When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans.”

Ron Paul

“In the middle of a recession, where we’re just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster.”

Joe Biden

“The last thing you want to do is raise taxes in the middle of the recession because that would just suck up and take more demand out of the economy and put businesses in a further hole.”

Barack Obama

6 Quotes About Cutting Taxes

“If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further. But I think that people at the high end – people like myself – should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we’ve ever had it.”

Warren Buffett
I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible. - Milton Friedman
I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible. – Milton Friedman
The politicians say ‘we’ can’t afford a tax cut. Maybe we can’t afford the politicians. - Steve Forbes
The politicians say ‘we’ can’t afford a tax cut. Maybe we can’t afford the politicians. – Steve Forbes

“I believe in lower taxes. I believe in more efficient government. I believe in reducing bureaucracy. I believe that we shouldn’t have lobbyists who can go in or former government workers who can come back and lobby.”

Mark Cuban

“As president, Reagan worked very well with Democrats to do big things. It is true that he worked to reduce the size of government and cut federal taxes and he eliminated many regulations, but he also raised taxes when necessary.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Once you realize that trickle-down economics does not work, you will see the excessive tax cuts for the rich as what they are — a simple upward redistribution of income, rather than a way to make all of us richer, as we were told.”

Ha-Joon Chang

20 Quotes About Taxes That Will Make You Think

“If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation– unfairly.”

Mario Cuomo
We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes. - Leona Helmsley
We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes. – Leona Helmsley

“No one ceases to be a man, no one forfeits his rights to civilization merely by being more or less uncultured, and since the Filipino is regarded as a fit citizen when he is asked to pay taxes or shed his blood to defend the fatherland, why must this fitness be denied him when the question arises of granting him some right?”

Jose Rizal
Some taxes are really dumb. - Maxime Bernier
Some taxes are really dumb. – Maxime Bernier
I'll happily pay more taxes if we all have equal human rights. - Trisha Paytas
I’ll happily pay more taxes if we all have equal human rights. – Trisha Paytas
Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody's got to pay for them so they're a necessary evil. - Michael Bloomberg
Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody’s got to pay for them so they’re a necessary evil. – Michael Bloomberg

“I go for all sharing the privileges of the government, who assist in bearing its burdens. Consequently, I go for admitting all whites to the right of suffrage, who pay taxes or bear arms (by no means excluding females).”

Abraham Lincoln
I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money. - Arthur Godfrey
I’m proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money. – Arthur Godfrey
I come from Cuba. Taxes for me are no big thing. - Tony Oliva
I come from Cuba. Taxes for me are no big thing. – Tony Oliva

“We don’t need new taxes. We need new taxpayers, people that are gainfully employed, making money and paying into the tax system. And then we need a government that has the discipline to take that additional revenue and use it to pay down the debt and never grow it again.”

Marco Rubio
Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today. - Herman Wouk
Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today. – Herman Wouk

“My mom has always been my champion. She was very smart and grounded. She said, ‘Save your money. Pay your taxes. Don’t put everything in one basket,’ but she let me explore and be creative.”

Queen Latifah
I won't talk about what it was like in prison, except to say I'm glad I'm out and that I plan never to go back and to pay my taxes every day. - Richard Pryor
I won’t talk about what it was like in prison, except to say I’m glad I’m out and that I plan never to go back and to pay my taxes every day. – Richard Pryor

“New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it’s a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.”

Andrew Cuomo
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. - 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. – Robert A. Heinlein
Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, for modernity, and for prosperity. The wealthy pay more because they have benefitted more. - Jill Lepore
Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, for modernity, and for prosperity. The wealthy pay more because they have benefitted more. – Jill Lepore

“Well, you have the public not wanting any new spending, you have the Republicans not wanting any new taxes, you have the Democrats not wanting any new spending cuts, you have the markets not wanting any new borrowing, and you have the economists wanting all of the above. And that leads to paralysis.”

Michael Bloomberg
If you get up early, work late, and pay your taxes, you will get ahead–if you strike oil. - J. Paul Getty
If you get up early, work late, and pay your taxes, you will get ahead–if you strike oil. – J. Paul Getty
The totalitarian, to me, is the enemy - the one that's absolute, the one that wants control over the inside of your head, not just your actions and your taxes. - Christopher Hitchens
The totalitarian, to me, is the enemy – the one that’s absolute, the one that wants control over the inside of your head, not just your actions and your taxes. – Christopher Hitchens

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