61+ Best Tax Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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