Sunday’s Piece

“If you want to get rich you son of a bitch,

I’ll tell you what to do:

Never sit down with a tear or a frown,

And paddle your own canoe.”


John Lentell

29th November, 1970


Saturday’s Piece

“What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”

(Ernest Hemingway, 1899 – 1961)

John Lentell

28th November, 1970

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Friday’s Piece

“Love’s mysteries in souls do grow

And yet the body is his book.”

(John Donne, 1572 – 1631)

John Lentell

27th November, 1970


Thursday’s Piece

“We are the hollow men

We are the stuffed men

Leaning together”

(Thomas Eliot, 1888 – 1965)

John Lentell

26th November, 1970

September 1958:  Portrait of American-born poet TS Eliot (1888 - 1965) sitting with a book and reading eyeglasses, around the time of his seventieth birthday.  (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

Wednesday’s Piece

“When one begins to know that he doesn’t know, then he first begins to know a great deal.”

(Professor R.M. Wenly, 1861 – 1929)

John Lentell

25th November, 1970


Tuesday’s Piece

“Trouble is a great sieve through which we sift our acquaintances; those who are too big to pass through are friends.”

(Arlene Francis, 1907 – 2011)

John Lentell

24th November, 1970


Monday’s Piece

“The middle way is frequently taken by those who do not know where they are going, and so find comfort in having company on both sides.”

(Prof. F. A. Harper, 1905 – 1973)

John Lentell

21st November, 1970