[On taxes] What exactly is your ‘fair share’ of what someone else has worked for?
You do not make a poor man rich by making a rich man poor.
Death is the most convenient time to tax rich people.
We have long had death and taxes as the two standards of inevitability. But there are those who believe that death is the preferable of the two.
No statesmen ever will find it worth his pains, to tax our labor and excise our brain.
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.
Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt.
I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age – which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Nothing hurts more than having to pay an income tax, unless it is not having to pay an income tax.
Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.