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By Anonym 17 Sep

Piet Hein

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

By Anonym 17 Sep

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.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Piet Hein

THE WISDOM OF THE SPHERES How instructive is a star! It can teach us from afar just how small each other are.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Piet Hein

Losing one glove is certainly painful, but nothing compared to the pain, of losing one, throwing away the other, and finding the first one again.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Piet Hein

What Love Is Like Love is like a pineapple, sweet and undefinable.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Piet Hein

THE FIRST PRINCIPLE OF GASTRONOMY There's a rule for proper doses in the dinner-eaters lore: one should stop the filling process while one still has room for more. And if someone at the table had reminded me before - Hallelujah! I'd be able to absorb a little more.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Piet Hein

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Piet Hein

A PSYCHOLOGICAL TIP 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.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Piet Hein

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Piet Hein

BRAVE To be brave is to behave bravely when your heart is faint. So you can be really brave only when you really ain't.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Piet Hein

ASTRO-GYMNASTICS Go on a starlit night, stand on your head, leave your feet dangling outwards into space, and let the starry firmament you tread be, for the moment, your elected base. Feel Earth's colossal weight of ice and granite, of molten magma, water, iron, and lead; and briefly hold this strangely solid planet balanced upon your strangely solid head.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Piet Hein

Art is solving problems that cannot be formulated before they have been solved. The shaping of the question is part of the answer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Piet Hein

After all, what is art? Art is the creative process and it goes through all fields. Einstein’s theory of relativity – now that is a work of art! Einstein was more of an artist in physics than on his violin. Art is this: art is the solution of a problem which cannot be expressed explicitly until it is solved.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Piet Hein

Hint And Suggestion : Admonitory grook addressed to youth The human spirit sublimates the impulses it thwarts; a healthy sex life mitigates the lust for other sports.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Piet Hein

A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT Stomach-ache can be a curse; heart-ache may be even worse; so thank Heaven on your knees if you've got but one of these.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Piet Hein

THE CURE FOR EXHAUSTION Sometimes, exhausted with toil and endeavour, I wish I could sleep for ever and ever; but then this reflection my longing allays: I shall be doing it one of these days.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Piet Hein

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.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Piet Hein

PRAYER to the sun above the clouds. Sun that givest all things birth, shine on everything on earth! If that's too much to demand, shine at least on this our land. If even that's too much for thee, shine at any rate on me.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Piet Hein

WHAT PEOPLE MAY THINK Some people cower and wince and shrink, owing to fear of what people may think. There is one answer to worries like these: people may think what the devil they please.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Piet Hein

PRESCRIPTION A bit of virtue will never hurt you.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Piet Hein

It ought to be plain how little you gain by getting excited and vexed. You'll always be late for the previous train, and always on time for the next.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Piet Hein

As Eternity has reckoned There's a lifetime in a second

By Anonym 20 Sep

Piet Hein

WHO IS LEARNED? A definition One who, consuming midnight oil in studies diligent and slow, teaches himself, with painful toil, the things that other people know.

By Anonym 17 Sep

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.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Piet Hein

We ought to live each day as though it were our last day here below. But if I did, alas, I know it would have killed me long ago.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Piet Hein

Nobody can be lucky all the time, so when your luck deserts you in some fashion don't think you've been abandoned in your prime, but rather that you're saving up your ration.

By Anonym 18 Sep

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.