Winston Churchill on Taxes

When the likes of  Bernie and Hillary (Barack) are speaking, remember some wisdom of great leaders:

“I contend that a nation to try and tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”  Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
By the way, I recommend the recent movie about a little known part of his life:

Mark Twain

Listening to the media recently (and always) made this quote especially timely:

“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.”

Mark Twain

+St. John of the Ladder

As many Orthodox Christians work their way through Lent, it is instructive to post a few of the Holy Saints thoughts.

“Those who have been humbled by their passions should take heart. Even if they tumble into every pit, even if they are trapped by every snare, even if they suffer every disease, still after their return to health  they become light to all… and teach us the characteristics of every malady and out of their own experience they can rescue those about to lapse.

And it may even happen in their case what I have seen happen with people stuck in the mud. Mired themselves, they warn passersby, telling them how they sunk, explaining this for their salvation so that they  too might not fall in the same manner, and the omnipotent God rescued them from the mud so that others might be saved.”