551 Yiddish Proverbs
1. "For example" is not proof.
2. A bad peace is better than a good war.
3. A big crowd, but not a human being in sight.
4. A bird is known by his feathers.
5. A blow passes on, a spoken word lingers on.
6. A boil is fine as long as it's under someone else's arm.
7. A cat loves fish, but won't risk its claws.
8. A child's tear rends the heavens.
9. A chip off the old block.
10. A chip on the shoulder indicates wood higher up.
11. A clock that stands still is better than one that goes wrong.
12. A dead man is mourned seven days;a fool, his lifetime.
13. A deaf man heard how a mute told that a blind man has seen how a cripple walked.
14. A dog without teeth will also attack a bone.
15. A farmer should not ride the king's horse.
16. A flatterer must not lose his temper.
17. A fool is his own informer.
18. A fool says what he knows, and a wise man knows what he says.
19. A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
20. A fool who can keep silent is counted among the wise.