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Piet Hein

(December 16, 1905–April 17, 1996 / Copenhagen)

A Reproof


In view of your manner
of spending your days
I hope you may learn,
before ending them,
that the effort you spend
on defending your ways
could be better spent
on amending them.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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