Profoundly inspirational tax quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.
Famous Tax Quotes
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. Albert Einstein
I’m so glad I learned about parallelograms instead of how to do taxes. That will come in handy this parallelogram season.
Taxes are what we pay for civilized society. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
It’s a nice feeling to get your tax refund until you realize it was your money in the first place.
You don’t pay taxes, they take taxes. Chris Rock
Every year I make the same mistake on my taxes I try doing them myself.
I shall never use profanity except in discussing house, rent, and taxes. Mark Twain
Two things are unavoidable in this world: death and taxes
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. Eleanor Roosevelt
I believe we should all pay our taxes with a smile. I tried, but they wanted cash.
Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference. Barack Obama
Tax question: Can I claim the voices in my head as dependents?
Dear IRS, I am writing to you to cancel my subscription. Please remove my name from your mailing list. Snoopy
The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax. Albert Einstein
You must pay taxes. But there’s no law that says you gotta leave a tip. Morgan Stanley
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government. Barry Goldwater
At tax time, it helps to remember that if your tax obligation has increased from the previous year, it’s usually because you’re enjoying more income. That’s a situation to which most of us aspire. Higher taxes are a price that we pay for greater success. Richard Carlson
Can a people tax themselves into prosperity? Can a man stand in a bucket and lift himself up by the handle? Winston Churchill
A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore. Yogi Berra
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin. Mark Twain
My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil. JP Getty
If you don’t drink, smoke, or drive a car, you’re a tax evader. Thomas S Foley
The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. Will Rogers
We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork. Milton Friedman
The power of taxing people and their property is essential to the very existence of government. James Madison
There is no such thing as a good tax. Winston Churchill
Few of us ever test our powers of deduction, except when filling out an income tax form. Laurence J. Peter
It is wrong to tax a working person almost to the breaking point, then give it to a person who is able to work, but refuses to.
Money often costs too much. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The income tax is a slave tax.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. Henry David Thoreau
In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin
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
The tax collector must love poor people, he’s creating so many of them. Bill Vaugham
There’s nothing wrong with the younger generation that becoming taxpayers won’t cure. Dan Bennett
Don’t forget to pay your taxes this year so the Government can give it to people that don’t work as hard as you.
I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died. Malcolm Forbes
The best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them.
I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. Pablo Picasso
The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much. Ronald Reagan
Never spend your money before you have it. Thomas Jefferson
The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall. Denis Healey
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
Every tax or rate, forcibly taken from an unwilling person, is immoral and oppressive. Auberon Herbert
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. Albert Einstein
We are all equal but some pay higher tax rates than others. Jeff Rich
The power to tax is the power to destroy. John Marshall
Taxation with representation ain’t so hot either. Gerald Barzan
One thing true about all governments, the most reliable records are the tax records. V for Vendetta
It’s not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that’s important. Zig Ziglar
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. Calvin Coolidge
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt
All taxes discourage something. Why not discourage bad things like pollution rather than good things like working or investment? Lawrence Summers
Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. Maya Angelou
If cigarette taxes are meant to discourage smoking, wouldn’t income taxes discourage working?
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. Epictetus
I’m proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half the money Arthur Godfrey
If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it! Jonathan Winters
We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion dollar debt because we spend too much. Ronald Reagan
Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed. Abraham Lincoln