Quotation Explorer - 'Piet Hein'

THE WISDOM OF THE SPHERESHow instructiveis a star!It can teach usfrom afarjust how smalleach other are. - Piet Hein
THE CURE FOR EXHAUSTIONSometimes, exhaustedwith toil and endeavour,I wish I could sleepfor ever and ever;but then this reflectionmy longing allays:I shall be doing itone of these days. - Piet Hein
THE FIRST PRINCIPLE OF GASTRONOMY There's a rule for proper dosesin the dinner-eaters lore:one should stop the filling processwhile one still has room for more. And if someone at the tablehad reminded me before -Hallelujah! I'd be ableto absorb a little more. - Piet Hein
A lifetime is more than sufficiently long for people to get what there is of it wrong. - Piet Hein
BRAVETo be brave is to behavebravely when your heart is faint.So you can be really brave only when you really ain't. - Piet Hein
Hint And Suggestion : Admonitory grook addressed to youthThe human spirit sublimatesthe impulses it thwarts;a healthy sex life mitigatesthe lust for other sports. - 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. - Piet Hein
WHAT PEOPLE MAY THINKSome people cowerand wince and shrink,owing to fear ofwhat people may think.There is one answerto worries like these:people may thinkwhat the devil they please. - Piet Hein
Living isa thing you donow or never --which do you? - 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. - Piet Hein
A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENTStomach-ache can be a curse;heart-ache may be even worse;so thank Heaven on your kneesif you've got but one of these. - Piet Hein
Nature, it seems, is the popular namefor milliards and milliards and milliardsof particles playing their infinite gameof billiards and billiards and billiards. - Piet Hein
WHO IS LEARNED? A definition One who, consuming midnight oilin studies diligent and slow,teaches himself, with painful toil,the things that other people know. - Piet Hein
REFLECTION ON SIZESmall people often overratethe charm of being tall;which is, that you appreciatethe charm of being small. - Piet Hein
CANDLE WISDOM If you knewwhat you will knowwhen your candlehas burnt low,it would greatlyease your plightwhile your candlestill burns bright. - Piet Hein
DREAM INTERPRETATION Simplified.Everything's eitherconcave or -vex,so whatever you dreamwill be something with sex. - Piet Hein
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