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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1794
AUTHOR: Cordell Hull (1871–1955)
QUOTATION: Every good citizen … should be willing to devote a brief time during some one day in the year, when necessary, to the making up of a listing of his income for taxes … to contribute to his Government, not the scriptural tithe, but a small percentage of his net profits.
ATTRIBUTION: Representative CORDELL HULL, remarks in the House, April 26, 1913, Congressional Record, vol. 50, p. 505.
SUBJECTS: Taxation