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551 Yiddish Proverbs.



1. "For example" is not proof.

2. A bad peace is better than a good war.. Yiddish Proverb. A bad peace is better than a good war.

3. A big crowd, but not a human being in sight.. Yiddish Proverb. A big crowd, but not a human being in sight.

4. A bird is known by his feathers.. Yiddish Proverb. A bird is known by his feathers.

5. A blow passes on, a spoken word lingers on.. Yiddish Proverb. A blow passes on, a spoken word lingers on.

6. A boil is fine as long as it's under someone else's arm.. Yiddish Proverb. 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.. Yiddish Proverb. A cat loves fish, but won't risk its claws.

8. A child's tear rends the heavens.. Yiddish Proverb. A child's tear rends the heavens.

9. A chip off the old block.. Yiddish Proverb. A chip off the old block.

10. A chip on the shoulder indicates wood higher up.. Yiddish Proverb. A chip on the shoulder indicates wood higher up.

11. A clock that stands still is better than one that goes wrong.. Yiddish Proverb. A clock that stands still is better than one that goes wrong.

12. A dead man is mourned seven days;a fool, his lifetime.. Yiddish Proverb. 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.. Yiddish Proverb. 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.. Yiddish Proverb. A dog without teeth will also attack a bone.

15. A farmer should not ride the king's horse.. Yiddish Proverb. A farmer should not ride the king's horse.

16. A flatterer must not lose his temper.. Yiddish Proverb. A flatterer must not lose his temper.

17. A fool is his own informer.. Yiddish Proverb. A fool is his own informer.

18. A fool says what he knows, and a wise man knows what he says.. Yiddish Proverb. 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.. Yiddish Proverb. 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.. Yiddish Proverb. A fool who can keep silent is counted among the wise.

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