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34 Hebrew Proverbs

A little fire burns up a great deal of corn.

A rich man has no need of character.

Admission by the defendant is worth a hundred witnesses.

An advantage of poverty: your relatives gain nothing by your death.

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.

Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat duck and hide.

God did not create woman from man's head, that he should command her, nor from his feet, that she should be his slave, but rather from his side, that she should be near his heart.

Happy the generation where the great listen to the small, for it follows that in such a generation the small will listen to the great.

He who takes his rank lightly raises his own dignity.

If a word be worth one shekel, silence is worth two.

Love him who tells you your faults in private.

Make not a fence more expensive or more important than the thing that is fenced.

Make not thy tail broader than thy wings. [Keep not too many attendants.]

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.

People worry, and God smiles.

Promise little and do much.

Rivalry of scholars advances wisdom.

Silence is a fence around wisdom.

Silence is a fine jewel for a woman, but it is little worn.

Silence is a woman's best garment.

Slander slays three persons: the speaker, the spoken to, and the spoken of.

Teach thy tongue to say, "I do not know."

Teach your grandam to spin.

Teach your grandame to suck eggs.

The court is most merciful when the accused is most rich.