Sunday’s Piece

Man, biologically considered…is the most formidable of all the beasts of prey, and, indeed, the only one that preys systematically on its own species.
(William James, 1842 – 1910)

John Lentell
4th February, 1971
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Thursday’s Piece

A conference is a group of men who individually can do nothing, but as a group can meet and decide that nothing can be done.

John Lentell
1st February, 1971

Tuesday’s Piece

A good woman inspires a man, a brilliant woman interests him, a beautiful woman fascinates him – the sympathetic woman gets him.
(Helen Rowland, 1875 – 1950)

John Lentell
30th January, 1971

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Saturday’s Piece

Henry Thoreau (the poet who invented a lead pencil and refused to patent it and cash in on it) enjoyed looking at birds through a telescope. He said, “A gun gives you the body not the bird”.

John Lentell
26th January, 1971

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Friday’s Piece

We can have a little secrecy without having a Government that is altogether secret. Each added measure of secrecy, however, measurably diminishes our freedom.
(James Russell Wiggins, 1903 – 2000)

John Lentell
25th January, 1971

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