Monday’s Piece

The conduct of a wise politician is ever suited to the present posture of affairs. Often by foregoing a part he saves the whole, and by yielding in a small matter secures a greater.

(Plutarch, AD 46 – AD 120)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
11th August, 1971

Tuesday’s Piece

He started as poor as the proverbial church mouse twenty years ago. He has now retired with a fortune of $100,000.00 This money was acquired through economy, conscientious effort to give full value, indomitable perseverance, and the death of an uncle who left him $999,999.50.

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
5th August, 1971

Tuesday’s Piece

It happened in a First Street sports shop: A woman asked to see a “low handicap”, explaining that her husband wanted one so much that she thought it would be nice to surprise him on his birthday.

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
31st July, 1971

Monday’s Piece

An efficiency expert is a man who knows less about your business than you do, and gets paid more for telling you how to run it than you could possibly make out of it, even you ran it right instead of the way he told you to.

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
30th July, 1971

Saturday’s Piece

All noise is waste. So cultivate quietness in your speech, in your thoughts, in your emotions. Speak habitually low. Wait for attention and then your low words will be charged with dynamite.

(Elbert Hubbard, 1856 – 1915)

JohnLentell
Rhodesia Herald
28th July, 1971