Piet Hein

Piet Hein

Piet Hein was not just a poet. He was a mathematician, inventor and designer as well. Being a Danish he often wrote under the Old Norse pseudonym "Kumbel" meaning "tombstone". His Больше
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Meeting the Eye

You'll probably findthat it suits your bookto be a bit clevererthan you look
Observe that the easiestmethod by faris to look a bit stupiderthan you are

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Id Like -

I'd like to know what this whole show is all about before it's out

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The Ultimate Wisdom

Philosophers must ultimately find their true perfection in knowing all the follies of mankind -by introspection

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Living Is -

Living isa thing you donow or never -which do you

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Mankind

Men, said the Devil,are good to their brothers:they don’t want to mendtheir own ways, but each others

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Naive

Naive you areif you believelife favours thosewho aren't naive

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Out of Time

My old clock used to tell the time and subdivide diurnity; but now its lost both hands and chime and only tells eternity

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Rhyme and Reason

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe
She had so many children
She didn't know what to do
But try as she would she could never detect which was the cause and which the effect

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Prayer

Sun that givest all things
Shine on everything on earth
If that's too much to
Shine at least on this our land

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The Egocentrics

People are self-centredto a nauseous degree
They will keep on about themselveswhile I'm explaining me

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On Being Oneself

If virtue can't be mine alone at least my faults can be my own

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Investment Policy

Anxieties yield at a negative rate, increasing in smallness the longer they wait

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