Nothing is certain but death and taxes

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

– Benjamin Franklin

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.

– Will Rogers


Taxes grow without rain.

– Jewish Proverb

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

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