~ Tu' des guten nicht zu viel ~
A non-literal translation of this verse could easily be "Actions speak louder than words" on this relief Mettlach stein marked 3070 and dated (19)07. The image of the Landsknecht and the ape seems to imply a struggle with quitting to drink which seems to fit the verse.
Tu' des guten nicht zu viel
sonst ist's aus mit gutem Spiel.
To have good intentions is not enough,
but they must be well played out.
Translation: Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Anna Sanchez, American Museum of Ceramic Art(AMOCA),Pamona CA