Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. -- Benjamin Franklin

It would be a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their income. -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac, 1758

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. -- Mark Twain

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation. -- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

I like to pay taxes. It is purchasing civilization. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, United States Supreme Court Justice

This [preparing my tax return] is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher. -- Albert Einstein