Piet Hein (1905-1996) was a Danish poet and scientist. Read on. See this website for more grooks, with Hein's own illustrations!
On Problems Our choicest plans have fallen through our airiest castles tumbled over because of lines we neatly drew and later neatly stumbled over. WISDOM IS Wisdom is the booby prize given when you've been unwise. WHAT LOVE IS LIKE Love is like a pineapple, sweet and undefinable. VITA BREVIS A lifetime is more than sufficiently long for people to get what there is of it wrong. T.T.T Put up in a place where it's 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. NAIVE Naive you are if you believe life favours those who aren't naive. ARS BREVIS There is one art, no more, no less: to do all things with art- lessness PROBLEMS Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. AN ETHICAL GROOK I see and I hear and I speak no evil; I carry no malice within my breast; yet quite without wishing a man to the Devil one may be permitted to hope for the best. THE ROAD TO WISDOM The road to wisdom? - Well, it's plain and simple to express: Err and err and err again but less and less and less. 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. A WORD TO THE WISE Let the world pass in its time-ridden race; never get caught in its snare. Remember, the only acceptable case for being in any particular place is having no business there. 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. LIVING IS - Living is a thing you do now or never - which do you?
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