Johann Nestroy:
Aphorisms, Ditties, and Deliberations
From His Plays
Translations by Herbert Czermak
Die Erfahrung ist nur die Frucht früherer Irrtümer, drum muß
man sich etwas verirren.
Experience is nothing but the fruit of earlier mistakes, that´s
why one needs to go astray at times.
Er hat lang genug gelebt, um einsehen zu lernen, daß man
dann und wann, anstandshalber, etwas Gutes tun muß.
He has lived long enough to come to the realization that every
once in a while, for the sake of civility, one ought to do some
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