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Yiddish proverb

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Proverbs

Man plans and God laughs.


One mother achieves more than a hundred teachers.


One’s good luck is another’s misfortune.


Pray that you may never have to endure all that you can learn to bear.


Run away from an insult but don’t chase after honor.


Small children don’t let you sleep; big children don’t let you rest.


The best horse needs a whip, the wisest man advice, and the most chaste woman a man.


The heart is something of a prophet.


The heaviest burden is an empty pocket.


The nearer to the synagogue, the farther from God.


The poor man’s enemies are few, the rich man’s friends are even fewer.


The poor man’s temptation is a loaf of bread.


The bar owner loves the drunkard, but he wouldn’t give him his daughter in marriage.


The troubles of a stranger aren’t worth an onion.


The truth can walk around naked; the lie has to be clothed.


The truth surfaces like oil on water.


The wolf is not afraid of the dog, but he hates his bark.


Two are embarrassed: the fool in the company of wise men and the wise man in the company of fools.


When a wise man talks to a fool, two fools are talking.


When the stomach is empty, so is the brain.


When two play a game, there must be a winner and a loser.


When you laugh, all see; when you cry, no one sees.


When your enemy falls, don’t rejoice; but don’t pick him up either.


Where people love you, go rarely; where you are hated, go not at all.


While the word is still in your mouth, you are a lord; once you say it, you are a fool.


Words should be weighed and not counted.


Youth is a mistake, middle age a struggle, and old age a regret.


A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal.












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