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Three More of my Father’s Sayings

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Three More of my Father’s Sayings

1. „Man kommt nimmer auf einem grünen Zweig.“ Literally the German idiom goes: “We never get to a green branch.” But it means that prosperity always seems to elude us. (“We never do succeed in making ends meet.”)

2. „Erstens, geht es anders und zweitens, als man denkt.“ The English equivalent would be: (“Life is what happens when you have made other plans.”)

3. „Was dein ist ist mein und was mein ist, geht dir garnichts an.” (Whatever is yours is mine and whatever is mine is none of your business.) My father said this to demonstrate the violation of reciprocity and mutuality.

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Written by peterkrey

February 6, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Posted in 1, Family, Sayings

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