Johann Nestroy:
Aphorisms, Ditties, and Deliberations
From His Plays
Translations by Herbert Czermak
MILLIONAIRE
Was ich von die Millionär weiß, so führen fast alle aus
millionärrischer Gewinnvermehrungspassion ein so fades,
trockenes Geschäftsleben, was kaum den blühenden Namen
“Vegetation“ verdient.
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What I know about millionaires is that because of their
millionairish passion for acquisition almost all of them lead
such boring, dry lives that they hardly deserve the flowering
name “vegetating.”
MONEY
Ein Mensch, der kein Geld nimmt! Das is über einen Starl, der
kein´n Mehlwurm frißt!
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A man who won´t take money! That´s even better than the
early bird not catching the worm!
MONEY
Das Geld ist der Punkt, den Archimedes suchte, um die Welt
zu bewegen.
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Money is the pivotal point Archimedes was looking for to
move the world.
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