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Death Taxes Quotes By Ryan O'Connell

As far as I can tell, there are three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and someone deciding they don't love you anymore. — Ryan O'Connell

Death Taxes Quotes By Bert Murray

It used to be that death and taxes alone were inevitable. Now there's shipping and handling. — Bert Murray

Death Taxes Quotes By Will Rogers

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. — Will Rogers

Death Taxes Quotes By Melanie Finn

Some things in life are certain; death, taxes, and that your family will piss you off. — Melanie Finn

Death Taxes Quotes By Benjamin Franklin

The only certain things in life are death and taxes! — Benjamin Franklin

Death Taxes Quotes By Tim Witherspoon

Forget death and taxes. The only sure thing is that, win or lose, Don King is counting the money. — Tim Witherspoon

Death Taxes Quotes By Francis Spufford

Whatever the "Christian conservatives" in America say, there is no one set of rightful opinions that follow on automatically from your belief. If you have signed up for the redeeming love of God, you don't - you really don't - have to sign up too for low taxes, creationism, gun ownership, the death penalty, closing abortion clinics, climate change denial and grotesque economic inequality. You are entirely at liberty to believe that the kingdom would be better served by social justice, redistributive taxation, feminism, gay rights and excellent public transportation. You won't have the authoritative sanction of the gospel for believing in those things either, of course. But you can. — Francis Spufford

Death Taxes Quotes By Piers Anthony

Never thought I'd see the day when Death was denied. That leaves taxes as the only certainty. — Piers Anthony

Death Taxes Quotes By Elizabeth Gilbert

Pure creativity is magnificent expressly because it is the opposite of everything else in life that's essential or inescapable (food, shelter, medicine, rule of law, social order, community and familial responsibility, sickness, loss, death, taxes, etc.). Pure creativity is something better than a necessity; it's a gift. It's the frosting. Our creativity is a wild and unexpected bonus from the universe. — Elizabeth Gilbert

Death Taxes Quotes By Robert Quillen

Another difference between death and taxes is that you don't have to work like fury to pay for the dying you did last year. — Robert Quillen

Death Taxes Quotes By Benjamin Franklin

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

Death Taxes Quotes By Edmund Alexander Sims

They say that nothing is certain but death and taxes, and I already screwed one of those up, so I better pay my taxes.... — Edmund Alexander Sims

Death Taxes Quotes By Benjamin Franklin

But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. — Benjamin Franklin

Death Taxes Quotes By Karen Traviss

It never ceased to amaze Skirata how much simpler it was to buy and sell death than it was to pay taxes. — Karen Traviss

Death Taxes Quotes By Robby Miller

A rainbow in shades of grey is just a fog — Robby Miller

Death Taxes Quotes By Terry Pratchett

He said that there was death and taxes, and taxes was worse, because at least death didn't happen to you every year. — Terry Pratchett

Death Taxes Quotes By Christopher Jones

When the world changes, you have to adapt and change with it. It's not just death and taxes that we can always count on in life ... add 'change' to that mix. No matter what, tomorrow will always be a little bit different than today ... — Christopher Jones

Death Taxes Quotes By Paul Krugman

Some years down the pike, we're going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes. It's going to be that we're actually going to take Medicare under control, and we're going to have to get some additional revenue, probably from a VAT. But it's not going to happen now. — Paul Krugman

Death Taxes Quotes By Steve Earle

They say death and taxes are the only things that are inevitable. The truth is, you can not pay your taxes. I've done it, and there's consequences, but it can be done. Death you're not going to get out of, and you kind of got to deal with it. — Steve Earle

Death Taxes Quotes By Todd Akin

You find that along with the culture of death go all kinds of other law-breaking: Not following good sanitary procedure, giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant, cheating on taxes, all these kinds of things. — Todd Akin

Death Taxes Quotes By Lisa Shearin

I knew there was evil in the world. Death and taxes were all necessary evils.
So was shopping.
"I hate shopping," I muttered.
"Of course you do," Phaelan said. "You're a Benares, [the daughter of a long line of professional thieves]. We're not used to paying for anything." Phaelan was my cousin; he called himself a seafaring businessman. Law enforcement in every major city called him "that damned pirate," or less flattering epithets, none of them repeatable here.
"Have you considered something in scarlet leather?" Phaelan mused from beside me.
"Have you considered just painting a bull's eye on my back?" I retorted.
My cousin wasn't with me because he liked shopping. He was by my side because being within five feet of me was a guarantee of getting into trouble of the worst kind. Phaelan hadn't plundered or pillaged anything in weeks. He was bored. So this morning, he was a cocky, swaggering invitation for Trouble to bring it on and do her worst. — Lisa Shearin

Death Taxes Quotes By James Caan

No matter what heights you achieve, even if you're Brad Pitt, the slide is coming, sure as death and taxes. — James Caan

Death Taxes Quotes By Ian Doescher

Indeed, it may most verily be said
That only death and taxes certain are. — Ian Doescher

Death Taxes Quotes By Alison Owen

Human nature stays the same, the one thing that stays constant, like death and taxes. And people still want good stories! — Alison Owen

Death Taxes Quotes By Benjamin Franklin

But in this world nothing is sure but death and taxes. — Benjamin Franklin

Death Taxes Quotes By Stephen King

Last reason for reading horror: it's a rehearsal for death. It's a way to get ready. People say there's nothing sure but death and taxes. But that's not really true. There's really only death, you know. Death is the biggie. Two hundred years from now, none of us are going to be here. We're all going to be someplace else. Maybe a better place, maybe a worse place; it may be sort of like New Jersey, but someplace else. The same thing can be said of rabbits and mice and dogs, but we're in a very uncomfortable position: we're the only creatures - at least as far as we know, though it may be true of dolphins and whales and a few other mammals that have very big brains - who are able to contemplate our own end. We know it's going to happen. The electric train goes around and around and it goes under and around the tunnels and over the scenic mountains, but in the end it always goes off the end of the table. Crash. — Stephen King

Death Taxes Quotes By Erwin Griswold

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. — Erwin Griswold

Death Taxes Quotes By Anton Chekhov

[In] death at least there would be one profit; it would no longer be necessary to eat, to drink, to pay taxes, or to [offend] others; and as a man lies in his grave not one year, but hundreds and thousands of years, the profit was enormous. The life of man was, in short, a loss, and only his death a profit. — Anton Chekhov

Death Taxes Quotes By Anton Chekhov

Death can only be profitable: there's no need to eat, drink, pay taxes, offend people, and since a person lies in a grave for hundreds or thousands of years, if you count it up the profit turns out to be enormous. — Anton Chekhov

Death Taxes Quotes By Randy Alcorn

No death, no suffering. No funeral homes, abortion clinics, or psychiatric wards. No rape, missing children, or drug rehabilitation centers. No bigotry, no muggings or killings. No worry or depression or economic downturns. No wars, no unemployment. No anguish over failure and miscommunication. No con men. No locks. No death. No mourning. No pain. No boredom. No arthritis, no handicaps, no cancer, no taxes, no bills, no computer crashes, no weeds, no bombs, no drunkenness, no traffic jams and accidents, no septic-tank backups. No mental illness. No unwanted e-mails. Close friendships but no cliques, laughter but no put-downs. Intimacy, but no temptation to immorality. No hidden agendas, no backroom deals, no betrayals. Imagine mealtimes full of stories, laughter, and joy, without fear of insensitivity, inappropriate behavior, anger, gossip, lust, jealousy, hurt feelings, or anything that eclipses joy. That will be Heaven. — Randy Alcorn

Death Taxes Quotes By Doc Hastings

In six short years, small business owners and family farmers will once again be assessed a tax on the value of their property at the time of their death, despite having paid taxes throughout their lifetime. — Doc Hastings

Death Taxes Quotes By Virchand Gandhi

My brothers and sisters of America, there is not the least shadow of hope that India can ever be Christianised. After two hundred years of vain efforts and of spending millions of dollars with the prestige of the conqueror and backed by British bayonets, Christianity is not supported by the converts themselves. Every bit of Protestant Christianity in India is maintained partly by the money flowing from England and America, and partly by taxes imposed upon the Hindus against their will, which must be paid although the people starve.
The people of India as a whole are saturated with religious and philosophical thought. They think and ponder on spiritual matters from childhood to death. Even the street-sweeper is frequently more profoundly versed in subtle metaphysics and divine wisdom than the missionary sent to convert him. — Virchand Gandhi

Death Taxes Quotes By Ada Louise Huxtable

Really living without clutter takes an iron will ... This involves eternal watchfulness and that oldest and most relentless of the housewife's occupations, picking up. I have a feeling that picking up will go on long after ways have been found to circumvent death and taxes. — Ada Louise Huxtable

Death Taxes Quotes By Terry Pratchett

I am death, not taxes. I turn up only once. — Terry Pratchett

Death Taxes Quotes By Dani Kollin

You may as well tell our readers that death and taxes are coming back. — Dani Kollin

Death Taxes Quotes By Ruth Ann Minner

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I'd like to add a third certainty: trash. And while some in this room might want to discuss reducing taxes, I want to talk about reducing trash. — Ruth Ann Minner

Death Taxes Quotes By David Foster Wallace

A crude way to put the whole thing is that our present culture is, both developmentally and historically, adolescent. And since adolescence is acknowledged to be the single most stressful and frightening period of human development
the stage when the adulthood we claim to crave begins to present itself as a real and narrowing system of responsibilities and limitations (taxes, death) and when we yearn inside for a return to the same childish oblivion we pretend to scorn
it's not difficult to see why we as a culture are so susceptible to art and entertainment whose primary function is escape, i. e. fantasy, adrenaline, spectacle, romance, etc. — David Foster Wallace

Death Taxes Quotes By Benjamin Franklin

Nothing in the world is certain except for death and taxes. — Benjamin Franklin

Death Taxes Quotes By Douglas Adams

He's spending a year dead for tax reasons. — Douglas Adams

Death Taxes Quotes By Russell Banks

The way we deal with death depends on how it's imagined for us beforehand, by our parents and the people who surround them, and what happens to us early on.[ ... ] Instead, we believe the lie, that death, unlike taxes, can be postponed indefinitely, and we spend our lives defending that belief. Some people are very good at it, and they become our nation's heroes. Some, like me, see the lie early for what it is, fake it for a while and grow bitter, and then go beyond bitterness to ... to what? To this, I suppose. Cowardice. Adulthood. — Russell Banks

Death Taxes Quotes By T.L. Rese

There are three certainties in a writer's life: death, taxes, and rejection letters. — T.L. Rese

Death Taxes Quotes By Leonard Ravenhill

The surest thing in the world is not death and taxes, it's death and eternity. Yet, we're so unconcerned. — Leonard Ravenhill

Death Taxes Quotes By Ninette Kelly

No defeat, no surrender

Ain't no pockets in a shroud

There is nothing so sure in life as death and taxes — Ninette Kelly

Death Taxes Quotes By Michael Clarkson

Underwater, another fourteen stories of liquid driven down and out of sight. You could toss anything you wanted in there - thick logs, buoys, rowboats - and it would disappear and die, reappearing as something less downstream. Death, taxes, and Niagara Falls, his father once told him, were the only three things in this world that were absolutely certain. These — Michael Clarkson

Death Taxes Quotes By Greg Behrendt

If you date, you will meet your share of weirdos and jerks. That is as sure as death and taxes. — Greg Behrendt

Death Taxes Quotes By Paula Poundstone

The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling.
Paula Poundstone

Death Taxes Quotes By Emma Chase

Young love is strong. First love is powerful. But what you don't know when you're young - what you can't know - is how long life actually is. And the only dependable thing about it, besides death and taxes, is change. — Emma Chase

Death Taxes Quotes By Will Durant

If the average man had had his way there would probably never have been any state. Even today he resents it, classes death with taxes, and yearns for that government which governs least. If he asks for many laws it is only because he is sure that his neighbor needs them; privately he is an Anarchist Unphilosophical, and thinks Laws in his own case superfluous. — Will Durant

Death Taxes Quotes By Peter Drucker

Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes - it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm. — Peter Drucker

Death Taxes Quotes By Mark Twain

The only certainties in life are death and taxes. — Mark Twain

Death Taxes Quotes By Will Rogers

If you have a radio, the next three months is a good time to have it quit working. All you will hear from now until the 4th of November will be: 'We must get our government out of the hands of predatory wealth.' 'The good people of this great country are burdened to death with taxes. Now what I intend to do is ... ' What he intends to do is try and get elected. That's all any of them intend to do. Another one that will hum over the old static every night will be: 'This country has reached a crisis in its national existence.' — Will Rogers

Death Taxes Quotes By Jamie Lee Curtis

I am appalled that the term we use to talk about aging is 'anti'. Aging is human evolution in its pure form. Death, taxes and aging ... We are ALL going to age and soften and mellow and transition. — Jamie Lee Curtis

Death Taxes Quotes By Andrew O'Hagan

He knew nothing about policy and taxes or what makes a people, and now, God help him, he was like those kids who think their country is Google. 'You're just not going deep enough,' Luke said. 'Money has imploded. Religion has gone mad. Privacy is disappearing. The ice-cap is melting and children are starving to death. And you want to sing an old song about national togetherness. — Andrew O'Hagan

Death Taxes Quotes By Margaret Mitchell

Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them. — Margaret Mitchell

Death Taxes Quotes By Thomas Sowell

The question is not what anybody deserves. The question is who is to take on the God-like role of deciding what everybody else deserves. You can talk about "social justice" all you want. But what death taxes boil down to is letting politicians take money from widows and orphans to pay for goodies that they will hand out to others, in order to buy votes to get reelected. That is not social justice or any other kind of justice. — Thomas Sowell

Death Taxes Quotes By L.A. Kennedy

In the blink of an eye, the fairytales told to children were as real as death and taxes. Vampires, shifters, trolls, demons and creatures of myth, were as real as the air we breathe. — L.A. Kennedy

Death Taxes Quotes By Thomas Dewey

My decision on this matter is as certain and final as death and the staggering New Deal taxes. — Thomas Dewey

Death Taxes Quotes By David Dixon

Three things are certain: Death, taxes, and lost data. Guess which has occurred. — David Dixon

Death Taxes Quotes By Eileen Wilks

Fear and bigotry don't need explaining. They simply are, like traffic jams and taxes. — Eileen Wilks

Death Taxes Quotes By Christopher Moore

Does the work get easier once you know what you are doing?"
"Your lungs grow thick with stone dust and your eyes bleary from the sun and fragments thrown up by the chisel. You pour your lifeblood out into works of stone for Romans who will take your money in taxes to feed soldiers who will nail your people to crosses for wanting to be free. Your back breaks, your bones creak, your wife screeches at you, and your children torment you with open begging mouths, like greedy baby birds in the nest. You go to bed every night so tired and beaten that you pray to the Lord to send the angel of death to take you in your sleep so you don't have to face another morning. It also has its downside. — Christopher Moore

Death Taxes Quotes By Ragnar Tornquist

There are only two things worse then an empty canvas: death and taxes. — Ragnar Tornquist

Death Taxes Quotes By Helen Prejean

In sorting out my feelings and beliefs, there is, however, one piece of moral ground of which I am absolutely certain: if I were to be murdered I would not want my murderer executed. I would not want my death avenged. Especially by government
which can't be trusted to control its own bureaucrats or collect taxes equitably or fill a pothole, much less decide which of its citizens to kill. — Helen Prejean

Death Taxes Quotes By Thomas Pynchon

Yep, and your Internet was their invention, this magical convenience that creeps now like a smell through the smallest details of our lives, the shopping, the housework, the homework, the taxes, absorbing our energy, eating up our precious time. And there's no innocence. Anywhere. Never was. It was conceived in sin, the worst possible. As it kept growing, it never stopped carrying in its heart a bitter-cold death wish for the planet, and don't think anything has changed, kid. — Thomas Pynchon

Death Taxes Quotes By Kevin J. Anderson

While death isn't a sure thing anymore, taxes still are. — Kevin J. Anderson

Death Taxes Quotes By Christopher Hitchens

Like the Nazis, the cadres of jihad have a death wish that sets the seal on their nihilism. The goal of a world run by an oligarchy in possession of Teutonic genes, who may kill or enslave other 'races' according to need, is not more unrealizable than the idea that a single state, let alone the globe itself, could be governed according to the dictates of an allegedly holy book. This mad scheme begins by denying itself the talents (and the rights) of half the population, views with superstitious horror the charging of interest, and invokes the right of Muslims to subject nonbelievers to special taxes and confiscations. Not even Afghanistan or Somalia, scenes of the furthest advances yet made by pro-caliphate forces, could be governed for long in this way without setting new standards for beggary and decline. — Christopher Hitchens

Death Taxes Quotes By J. C. Watts

Death and taxes may be inevitable, but they shouldn't be related. — J. C. Watts

Death Taxes Quotes By Stephen Leather

Death and taxes are the only two certainties in life, as Mark Twain once said. Or was it Benjamin Franklin? — Stephen Leather

Death Taxes Quotes By Benjamin Franklin

The only things of certainty are Death and Taxes. — Benjamin Franklin

Death Taxes Quotes By Haruki Murakami

To tell the truth, I don't really understand the causes behind my runner's blues. Or why now it's beginning to fade. It's too early to explain it well. Maybe the only thing I can definitely say about it is this: That's life. Maybe the only thing we can do is accept it, without really knowing what's going on. Like taxes, the tide rising and falling, John Lennon's death, and miscalls by referees at the World Cup. — Haruki Murakami

Death Taxes Quotes By Penny Reid

God, Quinn, you have no idea how permanent I'd like this to be. I'd like us to be Twinkies and cockroaches, death and taxes. — Penny Reid

Death Taxes Quotes By Seth Lloyd

Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes, and the second law of thermodynamics. — Seth Lloyd

Death Taxes Quotes By S.C. Stephens

You are told from the moment you enter school that time is constant. It never changes. It is one of those set things in life that you can always rely on ... much like death and taxes. There will always be sixty seconds in a minute. There will always be sixty minutes in an hour. And there will always be twenty-four hours in a day.
Time was not fluctuating. It moved on at the same, constant pace at every moment in your life.
And that was the biggest load of crap that I'd ever been taught in school.
Truth was, time did fluctuate. It was easy to lose hours or even days in a blink of an eye. Other times, it was a struggle to get through a mere hour. It ebbed and flowed as relentlessly as the
tides, and just as powerfully too. The moments that you wanted to last forever were the ones that were washed away all too soon. The moments that you wanted to speed up, were slowed down to a snail's pace.
That was the truth of the matter. — S.C. Stephens

Death Taxes Quotes By Barry Goldwater

Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible? — Barry Goldwater

Death Taxes Quotes By Daniel Defoe

Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed. — Daniel Defoe

Death Taxes Quotes By John Sandford

He was conservative, especially on the abortion issue, and he was death on taxes; on the other hand, he had a Clintonesque attitude about women, and even a sense of humor about his own peccadilloes. — John Sandford

Death Taxes Quotes By Charles Stross

Sometimes I think death is even more inevitable than taxes," his grandmother replies bleakly. "Humans don't live in a vacuum; we're part of a larger pattern of life. — Charles Stross

Death Taxes Quotes By Walter E. Williams

It is not wise for us to permit a few people on the Federal Reserve Board to have life and death power over our economy. My recommendation for reducing some of that power is to repeal legal tender laws and eliminate all taxes on gold, silver and platinum transactions. That way there would be money substitutes and the government money monopoly would be reduced and hence the ability to tax - some people would say steal from - us through inflation. — Walter E. Williams

Death Taxes Quotes By Chloe Neill

But night came again, because night, like death and taxes, was inevitable. — Chloe Neill

Death Taxes Quotes By John Stossel

Give me a break - They say taxes are inevitable, like death. At least death doesn't come every year. — John Stossel

Death Taxes Quotes By Doc Hastings

I hope that the Senate acts quickly to pass this legislation so that Americans will no longer worry about having to sell the family farm or business to pay taxes after the death of a loved one. — Doc Hastings

Death Taxes Quotes By Christopher Bullock

Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but death and taxes. — Christopher Bullock

Death Taxes Quotes By Bruce Dickinson

Apart from death and taxes, the one thing that's certain in this life is that I'll never be a fashion icon. — Bruce Dickinson

Death Taxes Quotes By Sylvia Boorstein

When we are relaxed and reasonable content, we are naturally wise. We accept that life is unpredictable, unreliable. We say jokingly or philosophically, "Nothing is sure except death and taxes," or "God willing and the creek don't rise," reminding each other that, notwithstanding the level of planning, we are continually dealing with being surprised. We get startled. We recover. We are disappointed. We adjust. Mostly-with Wisdom intact-we manage. — Sylvia Boorstein

Death Taxes Quotes By Theodore J. Forstmann

We have entered an Orwellian era in which entitlement replaces responsibility, coercion is described as compassion, compulsory redistribution is called sharing, race quotas substitute for diversity, and suicide is prescribed as 'death with dignity.' Political discourse has become completely corrupted. The reason is that if you tell people directly that you want to raise their taxes, transfer their wealth, count them by skin color, or let doctors kill them, most will object. Statists know this and therefore are obliged to obfuscate. — Theodore J. Forstmann

Death Taxes Quotes By Lafcadio Hearn

Times are not good here. The city is crumbling into ashes. It has been buried under taxes and frauds and maladministrations so that it has become a study for archaeologists ... but it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio. — Lafcadio Hearn