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!