He’s spending a year dead for tax reasons. – Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

A penny saved is worth two pennies earned . . . after taxes. – Randy Thurman

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” – Vladimir Lenin

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation. – Milton Friedman

Death and taxes are unsolved engineering problems. – Romana Machado

Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces. – Terry Pratchett

The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor.- William Cobbett

When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before. – H. L. Mencken

If taxation without consent is robbery, the United States government has never had, has not now, and is never likely to have, a single honest dollar in its treasury. If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all their robberies are legalized. – Lysander Spooner

Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success. – Mark Skousen

Taxation: how the sheep are shorn. – Edward Abbey

I prefer for government to err toward less regulation, lower taxation, and free markets. And I’m a radical free trader. – Mark McKinnon

Money is time made tangible – the time invested in the earning of it. Taxation is the confiscation of the earner’s time. Although some taxation is necessary, all taxation diminishes freedom. – George Will

I don’t know what to do or where to turn in this taxation matter. Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don’t know where the book is, and maybe I couldn’t read it if I found it. – Warren G. Harding

Government can wreck a business by confiscating its money by taxation. – Owen Paterson

We can fight over what the taxation levels should be, but the tax system should be very, very simple and not distortionary. – Adam Davidson

If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation. – Rush Limbaugh

Socialism is about claims of justice, and it is also about money: about wealth, income, physical and financial capital. It is an ideology based on allocating economic resources. It may try to achieve that goal by nationalizing assets, by command-and-control regulation, or by taxation and redistribution. – Virginia Postrel

Taxation is not charity. It is not voluntary. As we shrink the state and make government smaller, we will find that more and more people are able to take care of themselves. –Grover Norquist

The true principle of taxation is the benefit principle – those who benefit from a government service should pay for it. It’s also known as the ‘user pay’ principle. Every effort should be made to link the payment of taxes or fees to the cost associated with the government service. – Mark Skousen

The road to recovery is to stimulate small business and innovation by reducing taxation, regulation, and litigation. – Sandy Adams

But we need to quit taxing people upon death. No taxation without respiration. – Steve King

Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them. – Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. – Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government. – Ron Paul

When I make love, I make extra, and then I keep it in my pants pockets. Well, not all of it. I give an inappropriate amount to the tax collectors.- Jarod Kintz

I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Government! Three fourths parasitic and the other fourth Stupid fumbling. – Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

The taxpayer is the new permanent underclass. – Andrew Wilkow

I think coercive taxation is theft, and government has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum. – William Weld

Taxation is theft, purely and simply even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match. It is a compulsory seizure of the property of the State’s inhabitants, or subjects.- Murray N. Rothbard

I had a dream about you. You argued that taxes were a noble thing for a citizen to pay, and since you brought up piracy I responded, Aaaaargh you serious? – Jarod Kintz, We Had A Dream About You

The peasant is the foundation of the state and must be governed with care. He must be allowed neither too much, nor too little, but just enough rice to live on and keep for seed in the following year. The remainder must be taken from him in tax. – Honda Masanobu

If the government needs to tax something new, I suggest it be a tax on eye rolling and whispering in public. – Robert J. Braathe