Jewish proverbs

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The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
Thomas Carlyle
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  • .נפלה האבן על הקדרה, אוי לקדרה. נפלה הקדרה על האבן, אוי לקדרה
    • The stone fell on the pitcher? Woe to the pitcher. The pitcher fell on the stone? Woe to the pitcher.
  • Nobody leaves us, we only leave others. --Nathaniel Wenger
  • Knowledge is like manure, it's only good when spread.
  • In the facades we put on for others we demonstrate our potential; through our children we reveal our reality. --Lawrence Kelemen, To Kindle A Soul p. 195
  • Intelligent people know of what they speak; fools speak of what they know. --Minchas Shabbos
  • A Jewish man just needs to look down if he doesn’t believe the voices in his head. --Nathaniel Wenger
  • He who eats alone, dies alone.
  • Helping a man across the ocean does not mean buying him goggles.
  • It is an old Jewish saying that "God could not be everywhere and therefore he made Grandmothers”.
  • The ones around the golden calf must wonder if the gold is more important than the calf.
  • איזהו העשיר? השמח בחלקו
    • Translation: Who is the rich person? The one who is happy with what he has.
  • מיום שחרב בית המקדש, נלקחה הנבואה מן הנביאים, וניתנה לשוטים ולתינוקות
    • Translation: Ever since the fall of the holy temple, it has come to be that prophecy was taken away from the prophets, and given to the infants and the fools
  • Small children, small problems; big children, big problems.
  • You always learn something even if you don’t know it.
  • Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.


see also: Judaism