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41 Jewish Proverbs

A half-truth is a whole lie.

Among those who stand, do not sit; among those who sit, do not stand. Among those who laugh, do not weep; among those who weep, do not laugh.

Anyone who teases you loves you.

Ask about your neighbors, then buy the house.

Be sure to send a lazy man for the angel of death.

Be the day weary or be the day long, at last it ringeth to evensong.

Do not ask questions of fairy tales.

Do not make yourself so big, you are not so small.

Do not meet troubles half-way.

Don't be too sweet lest you be eaten up; don't be too bitter lest you be spewed out.

Don't live in a town where there are no doctors.

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.

Don't make a toil of pleasure.

Don't open a shop unless you know how to smile.

Don't pick a wasp out of a cream-jug.

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.

God gives burdens also shoulders.

He who puts up with insult invites injury.

If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.

If the rich could hire someone else to die for them, the poor would make a wonderful living.

If you can't go over, you must go under.

In a restaurant choose a table near a waiter.

Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family.

Make sure to be in with your equals if you're going to fall out with your superiors.