Like mothers, taxes are often misunderstood but seldom forgotten.
—George Wilshere, 1st Baron Bramwell (1808–92) English Judge
A fool and his money are soon parted. The rest of us wait for tax time.
The tax collector must love poor people. He is creating so many of them.
—Burton Hillis (William E. Vaughan) (1915–77) American Columnist, Author
Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
—Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) Irish Poet
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.
—Mark Twain (1835–1910) American Humorist
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
—Andrew Jackson (1767–1845) American Head of State, Judge, Military Leader
The United States has a system of taxation by confession.
—Hugo Black (1886–1971) American Politician, Jurist
The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.
—Charles Dudley Warner (1829–1900) American Essayist, Novelist
Taxes are important. President Bush’s tax proposals leave no rich person behind. Voters approve of President Bush helping the kind of people they wish they were one of.
—Andy Rooney (b.1919) American Writer, Humorist, TV Personality
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 (b.1942) American Businessperson, Public Administrator, Entrepreneur
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
—Barry Goldwater (1909–98) American Elected Representative, Businessperson, Politician
An income tax form is like a laundry list-either way you lose your shirt.
—Fred Allen (1894–1956) American Humorist, Radio Personality