127 Jewish Proverbs
1. "Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall"--but don't rush to pick his up, either.
2. A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return.
3. A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
4. A friend you have to buy; enemies you get for nothing.
5. A good son-in-law is like the acquisition of a new son; a bad one is like the loss of your daughter.
6. A half-truth is a whole lie.
7. A mother understands what a child does not say.
8. A person worries about the past, distresses about the present, and fears the future.
9. A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.
10. A slave shows his true character, not while he is enslaved but when he becomes a master.
11. Against stupidity; God Himself is helpless.
12. All things grow with time -- except grief.
13. 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.
14. Anyone who teases you loves you.
15. As he thinks in his heart, so he is.
16. As you do, so will be done to you.
17. As you teach, you learn.
18. Ask about your neighbors, then buy the house.
19. Be sure to send a lazy man for the angel of death.
20. Be the day weary or be the day long, at last it ringeth to evensong.