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"Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.''
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court Justice

"To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men."
— Edmund Burke, 18th Century Irish political philosopher and British statesman

“I am 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, entertainer

"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

"Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.”
— F. J. Raymond, humorist

"Few of us ever test our powers of deduction, except when filling out an income tax form.''
— Laurence J. Peter, author

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”
— Albert Einstein, physicist

“Where there is an income tax, the just man will pay more
and the unjust less on the same amount of income.”
— Plato

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