Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996)

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. – Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996)

The noble art of losing face / may one day save the human race / and turn into eternal merit / what weaker minds would call disgrace. – Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996)

“We must expect posterity
to view with some asperity
the marvels and the wonders
we’re passing on to it;
but it should change its attitude
to one of heartfelt gratitude
when thinking of the blunders
we didn’t quite commit.”

Our Greatest Achievement; Piet Hein; Grooks

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