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Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.
View quotes by George Burns

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
View quotes by Ronald Reagan

An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.
View quotes by Daniel Webster

Read my lips: no new taxes.
View quotes by George Bush

Taxation without representation is tyranny. (Watchword of the American Revolution.)
View quotes by James Otis

They paved paradise And put up a parking lot, With a pink hotel, A boutique, and a swinging hot spot. (Big Yellow Taxi 1970 song)
View quotes by Joni Mitchell

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
View quotes by Arthur C Clarke

The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised; as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten.
View quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer

The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.
View quotes by Fred Allen

Congress shall also create a tax code weighing more than the combined poundage of the largest member of the House and the largest member of the Senate, plus a standard musk ox.

View quotes by Dave Barry

I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.
View quotes by Dame Edith Sitwell

We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.
View quotes by Herbert Spencer

Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
View quotes by Jonathan Swift

The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling.
View quotes by Paula Poundstone

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
View quotes by Ronald Reagan

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidise it.
View quotes by Ronald Reagan

Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list - the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.
View quotes by Karl Marx

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

Now are you going to save us a lot of time and trouble, Mr. Downes, and confess or are you going to be a burden on the tax payer? [Inspector Morse]
View quotes by John Thaw

The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.
View quotes by Jean Baptiste Colbert

On my income tax 1040 it says 'Check this box if you are blind.' I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away.
View quotes by Tom Lehrer

A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
View quotes by Tocqueville

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

Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.
View quotes by Franklin D Roosevelt

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.

View quotes by Gore Vidal

My money goes to my agent, then to my accountant and from him to the tax man.
View quotes by Glenda Jackson

I think most people... would be glad to pay the same taxes they paid when Bill Clinton was president, if only they could have the same economy they had when Bill Clinton was president.
View quotes by Howard Dean

The chancellor's failure to give Britain's taxpayers value for money will be the terrible legacy of this government.
View quotes by Oliver Letwin

There's nothing our rulers [Labour government] enjoy more than banging up a decent, hard-working taxpayer, especially if they're suspected of voting Tory.
View quotes by Richard Littlejohn

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.
View quotes by Noel Coward



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