For fun, as we complete our (very) last minute tax year transactions, let’s ponder some tax quotations from 20th century politicians—
In conjunction with the publication of Chapter 11 of Business Law Basics, a round-up of quotes about the U.S. Constitution:
When litigants wish to settle their dispute among themselves, even while they are on their way to appear before the Prætor, they shall have the right to make peace; and whatever agreement they enter into, it shall be considered just, and shall be confirmed.
For with law shall our land be built up and settled, and with lawlessness wasted and spoiled.
"Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes.
In the field of law, it behooves us to remember that we stand on the shoulders of giants. The following quotes, from various ancient Mesopotamian legal codes
"Whoever takes goods (on credit) and becomes bankrupt, then again takes goods and again becomes bankrupt, then takes goods again and yet again becomes bankrupt is to be put to death after the third time."