Tax Man The Tax Man Cometh

  • This message is on the business card of a Seattle accountant: “Let me prepare your tax return and save you time — maybe 20 years.”

  • “Governments last as long as the undertaxed can defend themselves against the overtaxed.”

  • “Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut saves you 30 cents?”

  • “The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.”

  • “The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift — is taxes.”

  • “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.”

  • “It’s a privilege to be able to pay taxes. If they keep going up, I may have to give up the privilege!”

  • “There’s nothing sinister in so arranging one’s affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible.”

  • “The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that operates with perfect equality.”

  • “The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.”