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137 Yiddish Proverbs

A child's tear rends the heavens.

A chip off the old block.

A chip on the shoulder indicates wood higher up.

A dog without teeth will also attack a bone.

A fool is his own informer.

A fool says what he knows, and a wise man knows what he says.

A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

A fool who can keep silent is counted among the wise.

A golden key will open every lock.

A half truth is a whole lie.

A jest is half a truth.

A joke driven too far brings home hate.

A man cannot jump over his own shadow.

A man cannot spin and reel at the same time.

A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end--and in the meantime it is good to drink a sip of vodka.

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

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.

A man should live if only to satisfy his curiosity.

A penny is a lot of money--if you haven't got a penny.

A penny is sometimes better spent than spared.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

A rich man who is stingy is the worst pauper.

A rich man's foolish sayings pass for wise ones.

A rich mouthful, a heavy groan.

A snake deserves no pity.