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