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Yiddish Proverbs

Famous 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.
Yiddish Proverb

Don't throw a stone into a well
from which you have drunk.
Yiddish Proverb

If a link is broken, the whole chain breaks.
Yiddish Proverb

Your neighbour's apples are the sweetest.
Yiddish Proverb

A fool says what he knows, and a wise man knows what he says.
Yiddish Proverb

Better ask ten times than go astray once.
Yiddish Proverb

Had you gotten up early,
you wouldn't have needed to stay up late.
Yiddish Proverb

If things are not as you wish, wish them as they are.
Yiddish Proverb

Protest long enough that you are right, and you will be wrong.
Yiddish Proverb

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

If you ever need a helping hand you'll find one at the end of your arm.
Yiddish Proverb

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
Yiddish Proverb

Make new friends, but don't forget the old ones.
Yiddish Proverb

A table is not blessed if it has fed no scholars.
Yiddish Proverb

The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.
Yiddish Proverb

Seek advice but use your own common sense.
Yiddish Proverb

As we live, so we learn.
Yiddish Proverb

The constant friend is never welcome.
Yiddish Proverb

The truth is not always what we want to hear.
Yiddish Proverb

Life is the cheapest bargain-you get it for nothing.
Yiddish Proverb

A heavy purse makes a light heart.
Yiddish Proverb

What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your tongue.
Yiddish Proverb

Look down if you would know how high you stand.
Yiddish Proverb

Words show the wit of a man, but actions his meaning.
Yiddish Proverb

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Yiddish Proverb

Confidence is half of victory.
Yiddish Proverb


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