Sunday’s Piece

“The Roman patricians of the year 33, the philosophers and the intellectuals would have been highly amused if they had been told that the unknown young Jew, tried by the procurator of a distant colony, who, so as to avoid complications, handed him over against his will to the crowd, would play an infinitely greater role than Caesar, would dominate the history of the Occident, and become the purest symbol of all humanity….”

(From Human Destiny by Pierre Lecomte du Noüy, 1883 – 1947)

John Lentell

28th April, 1970

Monday’s Piece

“Only a very small proportion of the population of a country – certainly less than one percent – makes a significant contribution to art, thought, culture, industry, everything which in our eyes constitutes the glory of a civilisation.”

(From Human Destiny by Pierre Lecomte du Noüy, 1883 – 1947)

John Lentell

3rd November, 1969