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.
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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