Thursday’s Piece

“Love…..which requires reasons is no true love…..love should be perfectly natural, as natural for man as for the birds to flap their wings….”

(From The Importance of Living by Lin Yutang, 1895 – 1976)

John Lentell

23rd April, 1970

Saturday’s Piece

“So many people presume to know God and what God approves and God disapproves that it is impossible to take up this subject without opening oneself to attack as sacrilegious by some and as a prophet by others.”

(From The Importance of Living by Lin Yutang, 1895 – 1976)

John Lentell

5th March, 1970

Saturday’s Piece

“Only an insane type of mind can erect the state into a god and make of it a fetish to swallow up the individual’s right of thinking, feeling and the pursuit of happiness.”

(From The Importance of Living by Lin Yutang, 1895 – 1976)

John Lentell

6th January 1970

Thursday’s Piece

I think of the Spirit of Reasonableness as the highest and sanest ideal of culture, and the reasonable man as the highest type of cultivated human being. No one can be perfect; he can only aim at being a likeable, reasonable being…..The Reasonable Age, if that should ever come about, will be the Age of Peace…..”

(The Importance of Living by Lin Yutang, 1895 – 1976)

John Lentell

4th July, 1969