~ Der Mensch lebt nur einmal ~
The verse on this stein along with the front scene implores one to live it up now because you only live once. The stein is in the Jugendstil (youth style = modern art) and marked on the base "1249 Germany" and on the body "408", ca. early 1900's,
Der Mensch lebt nur einmal. Humans live only once.
Translation: Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Unknown