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Quotes of the Day for 15 April 2003 – Taxes

In the US, today is the deadline for paying personal income taxes for last year. For those who aren't completely ready, there is an option of applying for an extension for completing the paperwork, but today is the deadline for the money. As you probably expected, there are quotes on the subject.

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The quotes:

I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.
     - Arthur Godfrey, 1903 - 1983

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
     - Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790

Governments last as long as the undertaxed can defend themselves from the overtaxed.
     - Bernard Berenson, 1865 - 1959

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
     - Gore Vidal

Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.
     - Herman Wouk

Alexander Hamilton originated the put and take system in our national treasury: the taxpayers put it in, and the politicians take it out.
     - Will Rogers, 1879 - 1935


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