“Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.”
-Oliver Wendell  Holmes, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court Justice

“The power of taxing people and their property  is essential to the very existence of government.”
-James Madison, U.S. President

“To tax and toplease, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.”
– Edmund Burke, 18th Century  Irish polrtical philosopher and British statesman

I am proud to be peying  taxes in the United States. The only thing is- Icould be just as proud for half tha money.
-Arthur Godfrey, entertainer

“People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes. men and women.”

“No government can exist without taxation.  This money must necessarily be levied on the people, and the grand art consists of levying so as not to oppress.”
-Frederick the Great, 18th Century Prussian king

“Like mothers,  taxes are often misunderstood. but seldom forgotten.”
-Lord Bramwell, 19th Century English jurist

“The best measure of a man’s honesty  isn’t his income tax return.  It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.”
-Arthur C. Clarke, author

“Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income  tax refund.” 
-F. J. Raymond, humorist

A tax loophole is “something that benefits  the other guy. If it benefits  you, it is tax reform.”
-Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator

“Few of us ever test our powers of deduction, except when filling out an income  tax form.”
-Laurence J. Peter, author

“The hardest  thing in the world to understand is the income  tax.”
-Albert Einstein, physicist

“Taxation with representation ain’t so hot either.”
– Gerald Barzan. humorist

“Where there is an <ncome tax. the just man wm pey more and the unjust less on the same amount  of income.”

“Income tax has made more liars out of the American people  than goff.”
-Will Rogers, humorist