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137 Yiddish Proverbs

Make new friends, but don't forget the old ones.

Make no more haste than good speed.

Make sure to send a lazy man for the Angel of Death.

Many complain of their looks, but none of their brains.

Measure the corn of others with your own bushel.

Money buys everything but good sense.

Money doesn't grow on trees.

Not everyone who sits in the seat of honor is master.

One good deed has many claimants.

One good forewit is worth two afterwits.

One person enjoys a piece of hard cheese, a second a spun out prayer chant, and a third a door to the street.

Parents can give everything but common sense.

Prayers go up and blessings come down.

Protest long enough that you are right, and you will be wrong.

Provide for the worst; the best can take care of itself.

Seek advice but use your own common sense.

Seek and ye shall find.

Send a fool to close the shutters and he'll close them all over town.

Send a fool to the market and a fool he will return.

Show a dog a finger, and he wants the whole hand.

Show her the rudder, but don't steer her boat.

Silence is also speech.

Sleep faster, we need the pillows.

Talk too much and you talk about yourself.

Talking comes by nature, silence by wisdom.