Monday, July 10, 2017

Extreme Values

Extreme Values
4/15/1983   and   2/12/2017
with thanks to Piet Hein

A. Minimum or Less

Yes, I freely admit that I take as a rule
That anyone dumber than me is a fool.
But alas! That implies what is quite plain to see;
That my wisdom, at best, is the least that can be.

B. Upper Bound

Yes, everyone wiser than me is a sage!
That’s a thought I have sadly accepted with age.
But there’s one consolation I take from this rule;
That at worst, I’m the wisest conceivable fool!

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