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Piet Hein Quotes

Mankind
Men, said the Devil,
are good to their brothers:
they dont want to mend
their own ways, but each others.
— Piet Hein —

Whenever you're called on to make up your mind,
and you're hampered by not having any,
the best way to solve the dilemma, you'll find,
is simply by spinning a penny.
No - not so that chance shall decide the affair
while you're passively standing there moping;
but the moment the penny is up in the air,
you suddenly know what you're hoping.

— Piet Hein

Here is a fact
that should help you fight
a bit stronger
Things that don't
actually kill you outright
make you stronger.
Put up in a place
where it is easy to see
the cryptic admonishment
T.T.T
When you feel how depressingly
slowly you climb
it's well to remember that
Things Take Time.
Problems worthy
of attack
prove their worth
by hitting back!

— Piet Hein

Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back.

— Piet Hein

MEETING THE EYE
You'll probably find
that it suits your book
to be a bit cleverer
than you look.
Observe that the easiest
method by far
is to look a bit stupider
than you are.

— Piet Hein

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

— Piet Hein

Nature, it seems, is the popular name
for milliards and milliards and milliards
of particles playing their infinite game
of billiards and billiards and billiards.

— Piet Hein

Knowing what / Thou knowest not / Is in a sense / Omniscience. -Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996)

— Piet Hein

CANDLE WISDOM
If you knew
what you will know
when your candle
has burnt low,
it would greatly
ease your plight
while your candle
still burns bright.

— Piet Hein

REFLECTION ON SIZE
Small people often overrate
the charm of being tall;
which is, that you appreciate
the charm of being small.

— Piet Hein

Lovers meander in prose and rhyme,
trying to say-
for the thousandth time-
what's easier done than said.

— Piet Hein

SMALL THINGS
& GREAT
He that lets
the small things bind him
leaves the great
undone behind him.

— Piet Hein

DREAM INTERPRETATION Simplified.
Everything's either
concave or -vex,
so whatever you dream
will be something with sex.

— Piet Hein

ON PROBLEMS
Our choicest plans
have fallen through,
our airiest castles
tumbled over,
because of lines
we neatly drew
and later neatly
stumbled over.

— Piet Hein

Mankind
Men, said the Devil,
are good to their brothers:
they don't want to mend
their own ways, but each other's.

— Piet Hein

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