Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tax Time


"The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward."
John Maynard Keynes
"OUT-OF-DOORS, n. That part of one's environment upon which no government has been able to collect taxes."
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), The Devil's Dictionary, 1911
"Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today."
Herman Wouk
"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf."
Will Rogers
"If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep."
Will Rogers
"Giving money and power to the government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
P. J. O'Rourke
"Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have."
Ernest Haskins
"What we should have fought for was representation without taxation."
Sam Levenson, You Don't Have to Be in `Who's Who' to Know What's What
"A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money."
Senator Everett Dirksen (1896-1969)
"The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax."
Thomas Robert Dewar (1864-1930)
"I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart."
e e cummings
"Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages."
H. L. Mencken
 



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