Yiddish Phrases

Here you will find Yiddish Phrases that have been popular over the years. Some of them may be referred to as famous Yiddish words, while others express wit and wisdom. We hope you find the inspirational messages that they contain.
All things grow with time,
except grief.

If you have nothing to lose,
you can try anything.

If a man is destined to drown,
he will drown even in a spoonful of water.

Talking comes by nature,
silence by wisdom.

A half-truth is a whole lie.

Measure the corn of others
with your own bushel.

Poverty is no disgrace,
but no honour either.

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.

If you can't go over, you must go under.

A guest is like rain: when he lingers on,
he becomes a nuisance.

Other people's troubles are bearable.

Not the mouse is the thief, but the hole in the wall.

The constant friend is never welcome.

The longer a blind man lives, the more he sees.

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A child's tear rends the heavens.

Tomorrow your horse may be lame.

How many will listen to the truth when you tell them?

Bygone troubles are a pleasure to talk about.

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