„Why, sir, there is every probability that you will soon be able to tax it.“

Faraday's purported reply to William Gladstone, then British Chancellor of the Exchequer (minister of finance), when asked of the practical value of electricity (1850) as quoted in Democracy and Liberty (1899) by William Edward Hartpole Lecky, p. xxxi , and in Discovery Or The Spirit And Service Of Science (1918) by R.A Gregory, p 3. The variant "One day sir, you may tax it." is given in The Harvest of a Quiet Eye : A Selection of Scientific Quotations (1977), p. 56, but they source it to Discovery which differs in its quote. According to Snopes in "Long Ago and Faraday" http://www.snopes.com/quotes/faraday.asp, it is most likely an invented quotation, as there are no contemporaneous records, though Lecky did live through the same time as Faraday and Gladstone.
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„There's a reason why you only do tax policy in a major way every few years — it's really complicated.“

—  Mark Warner United States Senator from Virginia 1954

Quelle: " Senate Democrats target billionaires https://www.axios.com/senate-democrats-billionares-tax-biden-7078079f-7235-4ae6-ab7d-d3bd0476517e.html" (October 23, 2021)

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„If you want to put a price on carbon, why not just do it with a simple tax?“

—  Tony Abbott Australian politician 1957

Originally stated in an interview with Sky News and Subsequently quoted in " http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/abbott-dogged-by-old-carbon-comment-20110606-1fprb.html#ixzz47O9mBz9O on smh.com.au, July 15, 2009
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„Even though tax protest is portrayed as extremism, most Americans probably cheat on their tax reports.“

—  Jim Goad Author, publisher 1961

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„Then there was the man who declared in court, he wasn't a person. "Excuse me, sir, why haven't you paid your taxes." "Well, as you can clearly see, I am not a person." "Well, you look like a person."“

—  Lewis Black American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor 1948

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„I've never paid taxes in my life, I'm probably going to jail“

—  Nick Diaz American mixed martial artist 1983

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„Sir, your ideas are incorrect in every possible respect.“

—  Jack Vance, Lyonesse Trilogy

Quelle: Lyonesse Trilogy (1983-1989), Madouc (1989), Chapter 7, section 5 (p. 848)

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„Sir, I did not count your glasses of wine, why should you number up my cups of tea?“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

Quelle: The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol 2

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„Why do you steal, you rascal? Why don't you look for some honest work?"
"Because, sir, I am hungry. Any work that will permit me to feed myself is honest enough for me.“

—  Nguyễn Công Hoan 1903 - 1977

Dead End (or Impasse, 1938), as quoted in Understanding Vietnam by Neil L. Jamieson (University of California Press, 1995), p. 159

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„No, sir. Go to hell sir. It's the best I can do for you sir.“

—  Jack London, buch Ruf der Wildnis

Quelle: The Call of the Wild

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„Sir, what is Poetry? Why, Sir, it is much easier to say what it is not. We all know what light is: but it is not easy to tell what it is.“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

Letter to James Macpherson, 20 June 1778. (Quotation used as epigram to Władysław Tatarkiewicz, "Dwa pojęcia poezji" ("Two Concepts of Poetry"), in Tatarkiewicz's book, Parerga, Warsaw, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1978, pp. 20–38.)
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„Why, Sir, it is difficult to settle the proportion of iniquity between them.“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

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„There cannot be a good tax nor a just one; every tax rests its case on compulsion.“

—  Frank Chodorov American libertarian thinker 1887 - 1966

“Taxation is Robbery,” Chicago: Human Events Associates (1947) https://mises.org/library/taxation-robbery

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„You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

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„Why do they take the taxes and accept my manual labor for nine years? Why do they accept my taxes but cannot accept the fact that I have human rights?“

—  Elvira Arellano Mexican illegal immigrant and activist 1975

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—  Clive Barker author, film director and visual artist 1952

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