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
An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation. - John Marshall
The problem with taxation is that authors can't write off whiskey as a business expense. - Bryan Way
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
Selfishness is not a virtue. Altruism is not a moral weakness. Taxation is the price we pay for civilization. - Darryl Cunningham
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest amount of hissing.
Taxation without representation is tyranny. - James Otis
It’s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity, than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation. - Stefan Molyneux
Here’s the solution. We need a CO2 tax, revenue-neutral, to replace taxation on employment, which was invented by Bismarck — and some things have changed since the 19th Century. - Al Gore
What we should have fought for was representation without taxation. - Sam Levenson
Avoid falsehoods like the plague except in matters of taxation, which do not count, since here your are not lying to take someone else's goods, but to prevent your own from being unjustly seized.
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