Yiddish ProverbsFamous Yiddish sayings in the form of proverbs that have been passed down for generations. We hope you find the proverbs inspirational in nature.
Time and words can't be recalled, even if it was only yesterday.
Don't throw a stone into a well
If a link is broken, the whole chain breaks.
Your neighbour's apples are the sweetest.
A fool says what he knows, and a wise man knows what he says.
Better ask ten times than go astray once.
Had you gotten up early,
If things are not as you wish, wish them as they are.
Protest long enough that you are right, and you will be wrong.
A chip on the shoulder indicates wood higher up.
If you ever need a helping hand you'll find one at the end of your arm.
A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
Make new friends, but don't forget the old ones.
A table is not blessed if it has fed no scholars.
The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.
Seek advice but use your own common sense.
As we live, so we learn.
The constant friend is never welcome.
The truth is not always what we want to hear.
Life is the cheapest bargain-you get it for nothing.
A heavy purse makes a light heart.
What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your tongue.
Look down if you would know how high you stand.
Words show the wit of a man, but actions his meaning.
A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Confidence is half of victory.
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