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137 Yiddish Proverbs

The complete fool is half prophet.

The entire world rests on the tip of the tongue.

The girl who can't dance says the band can't play.

The glaciers didn't freeze overnight.

The nearer to the synagogue, the farther from God.

The rich man who is stingy is the worst pauper.

The schlemiel lands on his back and bruises his nose.

The soldiers fight, and the kings are heroes.

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.

The wheel turns round.

The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.

Time and words can't be recalled, even if it was only yesterday.

To every answer you can find a new question.

Tomorrow your horse may be lame.

Trouble is to man what rust is to iron.

Truth is the safest lie.

Truth never dies, but lives a wretched life.

We are all schlemiels.

Weeping makes the heart grow lighter.

What you save is, later, like something found.

When a thief kisses you, count your teeth.

When fortune calls, offer her a chair.

When luck joins in the game, cleverness scores double.

When one must, one can.

When the light is crooked, the shadow is crooked.