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The Wisdom Of Barnyard Bruke: "Plant'n Time-Tax Time-Important Question-Enterest'n Quotes-Humorous Medical-Spring Blossoms"
Greetings to ever one in western Illinois and all readers of The Quill.
Several planters were rolling last week and there is seed in the ground. Some are hold'n off fer warmer weather and a nice rain shower or fer those that got rain, wait'n fer the ground ta dry out.
Others figure they'll have seed in the ground when it does warm up and rain.
When fall harvest rolls around, and yields discovered, we'll have a better idea who was right with their actions.
April 15 being tax time fer many who do not farm, I am reminded of a quote from Billings Learned Hand (1-27-1872 to 8-18-1961).
He was an American judge famous as a supporter of free speech and fer apply'n economic reasoning to American tort law.
The honorable judge Hand is noted as one of the most influential American judges to have never actually served on the U.S. Supreme Court.
His reference to taxes is as follows: "Anyone may arrange his affairs 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.
Over and over again courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible, everyone does it, rich and poor alike and all do right; for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands.
Taxes are enforceable exaction, and not a volunteer contribution."
Judge Learned Hand
...Halvering vs. Gregor
69 Federal (2nd) 809
There ya has it then, one man's opinion on tax work as food fer thought as ya finishes up on your taxes.
He is often quoted in law schools etc., so I reckon his thoughts have some merit. 1Important Question
A neighbor feller, L.M. asked the question the other day, "Why are prayers gett'n smaller, but bars, gamblin', and clubs expand'n?
Why is it so easy ta worship a celebrity, but very difficult to engage God?"
Well, I sez, "We'll put your two questions ta print and see what good answers come forth." In the meantime here's some quotes fer ya ta think on:
- Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, "Lillian, you should have remained a virgin'.
- Lillian Carter
(mother of Jimmy Carter)
- Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement.
- Mark Twain
- The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.
- George Burns
- Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.
- Victor Borge
- Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain
- By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
- I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
- Groucho Marx
- My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe.
- Jimmy Durante
- I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
- Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.
- Alex Levine
- My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.
- Rodney Dangerfield
- Money can't buy you happiness...But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
- Spike Milligan
- Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP.
- Joe Namath
- I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.
- Bob Hope
- I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. - W.C. Fields
- We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers
- Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty, but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.
- Phyllis Diller
- Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
- Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
- I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. -Florence Nightingale
- You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
- I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
- The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
- Life isn't about getting and having, it's about giving and being.
- We become what we think about.
- Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail. -Mark Twain
- Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
- The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
- Eighty percent of success is showing up.
- Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. -Steve Jobs
- Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is. -Vince Lombardi
- I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
- Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
As I walked through the orchard this week I was awed by how beautiful the blossoms are already.
It might be a good idea fer your health, to slow down a bit, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature around us. Life is short, shorter fer some than tis fer others, so reflect on the misfortune of taken it so serious, ya has no time to enjoy it!,
Hope'n ta see ya in church this week with a thankful heart, praise'n and worship'n the author of so many rich bless'ns we have in this country.
Where ever ya is, what ever ya be a do'n "BE A GOOD ONE"!
Keep on Smile'n.
Catch ya later