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  Don't be quick to get angry; rage is found in the bosom of fools.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Join the community; the wolf snatches only the stray sheep that wanders off from the flock.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Don't open a shop unless you know how to smile.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  First mend yourself, and then mend others.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A slap heals but a harsh word is remembered.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  On the tip of the tongue lies the fate of the entire world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Dreams give wings to fools.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  For the good stepmother there is a golden chair in the Garden of Eden.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Wine renews the passion of lovers, and the hatred of enemies.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The more money, the happier; the more wit, the happier.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When swindlers meet a genuinely honest man, they're so astonished they regard him as a greater swindler than themselves.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A liar's punishment: Even he tells the truth, people don't believe him.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When a bribe enters through the front door, honesty departs through the window.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Knowledge is like the sun - it dispels the darkness.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A leader is not necessarily one who knows the way but one who thinks he knows the way.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Man was born for love. If he hates, he was born in vain.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A Jew without a wife will not find peace in this life.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Since God could not be everywhere, he created mothers.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you always fear misfortune, you'll miss out on happiness.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The Torah can be interpreted in 49 different ways. Gold told Moses, 'Decide according to the majority.'  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A person is always responsible: If his act was accidental or intentional, whether he was awake or asleep.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The door of success is marked 'push' and 'pull.'  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Real success is success of the soul.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God did not make woman from man's head, that she should not rule over him; nor from his feet, that she should not be his slave; but from his side, that she should be near his heart.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Who can find a woman of valor? Her price is far above rubies.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Be sure to send a lazy man for the angel of death.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Which is man's most desirable occupation? The one for which he is most fit.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Charity is also a habit.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  He who gives charity anonymously is greater than Moses.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If one could do charity without money and favors without aggravation, the world would be full of saints.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  You can recognize a donkey by his long ears, a fool by his long tongue.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  One man differs from another in three things: His voice, his appearance, and his mind.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Wine renews the passion of lovers, and the hatred of enemies.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Ask advice from everyone, but act with your own mind.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The best horse needs a whip, the wisest man advice, and the chastest woman a man.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Be sure to send a lazy man for the angel of death.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The cure for anxiety about the future is not nostalgia for the past.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Anxiety breaks a man's backbone.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  In a good apple you sometimes find a worm.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The reddest apple has a worm in it.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Boldness is royal power without a crown.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Borrow causes sorrow.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A slave shows his true character, not while he is enslaved but when he becomes a master.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  You cannot set a watch upon chastity.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Gossip is more horrible than a capital crime.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  It's no crime to steal from a thief.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There is one moral duty that moralists underrate almost criminally - the duty to enjoy God's world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Every only daughter has her charms.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The Rabbi's daughter is forbidden what the bathhouse keeper's daughter is allowed.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If your son-in-law is good, you gained a son. If he is bad, you lost a daughter.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When you marry off a daughter, a hump is off your back.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  What the daughter does, the mother did.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  He who lives with a devil, becomes a devil.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Put another way, Satan is a person's wish to do evil.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  All kinds of hellish devils rule an angry person.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A pointed proverb is like a diamond: It emits light and it also cuts.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When two say you're drunk, it's best to go to sleep.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Better that my enemy should see good in me than I should see evil in him.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Who's a hero? He who turns his enemy into his friend.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  My friend tells me of my virtue. My enemy notes my faults.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When your enemy falls, don't rejoice; but don't pick him up either.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The poor man's enemies are few, the rich man's friends are even fewer.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Till age six, your son is your master; until ten, he's your servant; until sixteen, a wonderful adviser; from then on, he's either your friend or your enemy.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Anything in excess is unhealthy.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Excess is unhealthy.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  It doesn't cost anything to promise and to love.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If not for fear, sin would be sweet.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Everyone fears a goat from in front, a horse from the rear and a fool on every side.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you always fear misfortune, you'll miss out on happiness.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Whoever welcomes his friend with a smile, it's as though he gave his friend the finest gifts in the world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The gift is not as precious as the thought.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you don't aspire to great things, you won't attain small things.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God made man upright, but man searched out many crooked devices.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Since God could not be everywhere, he created mothers.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God did not make woman from man's head, that she should not rule over him; nor from his feet, that she should not be his slave; but from his side, that she should be near his heart.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The nations of the world wish to irritate the Lord, but they can't. What do they do? They vex Israel instead.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There is one moral duty that moralists underrate almost criminally - the duty to enjoy God's world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you want to give God a good laugh, tell Him your plans.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God gives burdens also shoulders.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God loves the poor and helps the rich.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If a man and his wife are deserving, God's presence is with them; if they are not deserving, fire consumes them.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Gold is tested with fire; a woman with gold.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  For the good stepmother there is a golden chair in the Garden of Eden.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Gold buys silver, but silver does not purchase gold.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Gossiping is the worst habit and the biggest calumny.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Gossip is more horrible than a capital crime.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A slanderer kills three: Himself, his listener, and the person who was slandered.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

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

  A guest who comes empty-handed does not deserve a warm welcome.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Stuff yourself with hope and you can go crazy.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Hope for miracles but don't rely on one.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The best horse needs a whip, the wisest man advice, and the chastest woman a man.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Every one fears a goat from in front, a horse from the rear and a fool on every side.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Immortality is surely a pleasant feeling, especially when the individual is still alive.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Laughter is heard farther than weeping.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you want to give God a good laugh, tell Him your plans.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  He who has a lawsuit should go to a judge.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you receive pay, you cannot sit idle. And if you sit idle, you cannot receive pay.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Laziness likes to justify itself for not doing anything because it cannot do everything.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Wine renews the passion of lovers, and the hatred of enemies.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Adam was the luckiest of men: He had no mother-in-law.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A little bit of luck is better than a ton of gold.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  An unlucky man falls on straw, but splits his nose from a hidden stone.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When luck enters, give him a seat.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Luck without sense is a perforated sack.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There is no such thing as tasty medicine.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Love blinds the eyes to faults, and hatred blinds the eyes to virtues.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Pride is the mask of one's faults.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  To be simple is a pedestrian virtue, but to persevere in simplicity is a virtue of spiritual gains.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A pessimist confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Tell your secret only to one in a thousand.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you cast your secret into the sea, the sea will cast it out.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  It is easier to hear a secret than to keep it.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Wine in, secret out.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  One servant cannot serve two masters.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Bad servants do the thing first and then seek counsel.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Till age six, your son is your master; until ten, he's your servant; until sixteen, a wonderful adviser; from then on, he's either your friend or your enemy.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Shame induces us to fear sin.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The common soldiers do the fighting and the officers claim the victory.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If one soldier knew what the other thinks, there would be no war.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A soldier becomes smart after eating some warm food.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Speech is difficult, but silence is impossible.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The worst kind of person is one whose power of speech is greater than his power of thought.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A stupidly devout man, the slyly evil and the sanctimonious woman - these will destroy the world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Whoever hates a reprimand is stupid.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  I learned much from my teachers, more from my friends, and the most from my pupils.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Wine renews the passion of lovers, and the hatred of enemies.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A false witness is worthy of being cast to the dogs.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  No witness can become the judge.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Do not be wise in words, be wise in deeds.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If not for fear, sin would be sweet.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Man was born for love. If he hates, he was born in vain.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A false witness is worthy of being cast to the dogs.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the hungry.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Ten measures of beauty desended on the world: nine went to Jerusalem and one to the rest of the world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A pessimist confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Adam was the luckiest of men: He had no mother-in-law.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A pointed proverb is like a diamond: It emits light and it also cuts.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Just as the world cannot exist without livelihoods, so it cannot exist without miracles and wonders.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Do not meet troubles half-way.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  More than the Jewish people preserved the Sabbath, the Sabbath preserved them.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  In a community, your reputation matters. In a strange place, your clothing counts.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Love blinds the eyes to faults, and hatred blinds the eyes to virtues.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Give someone nuts and he will throw the shells at you.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Grief destroys even a hero.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The talk of the child in the street is that of his father or his mother.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The common soldiers do the fighting and the officers claim the victory.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A person slow to anger has great understanding; one with a quick temper exalts foolishness.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Which is a man's most desirable occupation? The one for which he is most fit.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There are seventy ways of interpreting the Bible.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Even when a sharp sword rests on your neck, don't give up on mercy.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  I learned much from my teachers, more from my friends, and the most from my pupils.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  You can recognize a donkey by his long ears, a fool by his long tongue.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Anything in excess is unhealthy.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  One doesn't know another's sorrow.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The door of success is marked 'push' and 'pull.'  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  With another's common sense one cannot live.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Don't ask questions about fairy tales.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God loves the poor and helps the rich.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Equality of man is an empty phrase so long as it does not exist among the world's people.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Boldness is royal power without a crown.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Being hospitable is more important than attending synagogue service early in the morning.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Buttered bread always falls dry side up.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If a farmer becomes a king, he will still carry a basket on his back.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A door once shut will not easily open again.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God made man upright, but man searched out many crooked devices.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The man who gives little with a smile gives more than the man who gives much with a frown.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God gives burdens also shoulders.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  First mend yourself, and then mend others.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The Torah can be interpreted in 49 different ways. God told Moses, 'Decide according to the majority.'  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There is no greater beauty than that of logic.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  One person's candle furnishes light for many.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A basic rule of caution: Don't be overly cautious.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There is no vice that does not occasionally have some benefit, and no virtue that at times is not hurtful to some people.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The worst kind of person is one whose power of speech is greater than his power of thought.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The more money, the happier; the more wit, the happier.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A person is always responsible: If his act was accidental or intentional, whether he was awake or asleep.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A scrap will not satisfy the lion.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  To be a critic is easier than to be an author.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  While the sandal is on your foot, tread down the thorns.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A thing learned in childhood is proven in old age.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Tell your secret only to one in a thousand.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Three things please a man: A lovely home, a lovely wife, and lovely possessions.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  People hate what they do not understand.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  In my life of vanity I saw everything: a righteous man dying in his righteousness, and a wicked man living long after his evil deeds.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Choose an easy death for one who must be executed.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A slap heals but a harsh word is remembered.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Beating your wife with a paddle does not make the linen white.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Every one fears a goat from in front, a horse from the rear and a fool on every side.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Thy friend has a friend, and thy friend's friend has a friend: be discreet.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God did not make woman from man's head, that she should not rule over him; nor from his feet, that she should not be his slave; but from his side, that she should be near his heart.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  For the good stepmother there is a golden chair in the Garden of Eden.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  On the tip of the tongue lies the fate of the entire world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you invest a needle, you'll realize a needle.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Better to die upright than to live on your knees.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you want to give God a good laugh, tell Him your plans.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When a bribe enters through the front door, honesty departs through the window.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Laughter can be heard farther than weeping.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When your enemy falls, don't rejoice; but don't pick him up either.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Pride is the mask of one's faults.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Don't open a shop unless you know how to smile.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A man's heart tells him of his opportunities better than seven watchmen on the lookout tower.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A leader is not necessarily one who knows the way but one who thinks he knows the way.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Better blind of eye than blind of heart.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There is nothing better than a good reputation.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Look after me, and I'll look after you.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Wine renews the passion of lovers, and the hatred of enemies.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  We should bolster the light rather than fighting the darkness.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you do a person a favor, you'll be his superior; if he does one for you, his inferior; and if neither, you'll be his friend.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There's no rain without thunder, and no children born without pain.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you always fear misfortune, you'll miss out on happiness.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The book and the sword descended from the heaven together.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A stupidly devout man, the slyly evil and the sanctimonious woman - these will destroy the world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  It's better that you suffer an injustice than you commit one.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The world is sustained by three things: Justice, truth and peace.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The sleep of the wicked people is a benefit for them and a boon to the world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When swindlers meet a genuinely honest man, they're so astonished they regard him as a greater swindler than themselves.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you have the money, your opinion is accepted.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The nations of the world wish to irritate the Lord, but they can't. What do they do? They vex Israel instead.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  All kinds of hellish devils rule an angry person.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Through faith man experiences the meaning of the world. Through action he is to give it meaning.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Whoever cannot lie cannot be a matchmaker.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If a man and his wife are deserving, God's presence is with them; if they are not deserving, fire consumes them.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  An unlucky man falls on straw, but splits his nose from a hidden stone.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When there is a way out, there is no need for fear.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  It's good to learn to barber on someone else's beard.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Every penny counts.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Dreams give wings to fools.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Whoever welcomes his friend with a smile, it's as though he gave his friend the finest gifts in the world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  All Jews are responsible, one for another.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Honor is greater than wealth; wealth is only an instrument to attain honor.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Since God could not be everywhere, he created mothers.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The Rabbi's daughter is forbidden what the bathhouse keeper's daughter is allowed.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Not everyone the dog barks at is a thief.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  First improve yourself, and then judge others.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Whoever does not try, does not learn.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Be sure to send a lazy man for the angel of death.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Poverty is no disgrace, but neither do you have to take pride in it.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Night was created so that we might consider what we did during the day.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When you lack butter for the bread, it is not yet poverty.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The world rests on three things: The Bible, religious worship and deeds of loving kindness.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  He who is unyielding in a dispute is a sinner.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Good company will save you from bad deeds.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Knowledge is like the sun - it dispels the darkness.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A man's intelligence is located in the tip of the pen.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Those who train themselves in wisdom cultivate true courage.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Don't be quick to get angry; rage is found in the bosom of fools.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The cure for anxiety about the future is not nostalgia for the past.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A slave shows his true character, not while he is enslaved but when he becomes a master.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Who can find a woman of valor? Her price is far above rubies.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When prices drop, buy.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If your heart is bitter, sugar in the mouth won't help.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you do not honor your parents, your children will not honor you.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Join the community; the wolf snatches only the stray sheep that wanders off from the flock.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Whoever can protest against a wrong, and does not, will be punished.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you receive pay, you cannot sit idle. And if you sit idle, you cannot receive pay.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Small children, a headache. Big children, heartache.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A beautiful ornament looks best on a beautiful woman.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  An anti-Semite is a person who hates Jews more than is absolutely necessary.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If lending were a good idea, then the husband would lend out his wife.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Three things show a man's character: His drinking, his pocket and his anger.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  It cannot be true religion if it loves money.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Laziness likes to justify itself for not doing anything because it cannot do everything.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Three things have a flavor of the world to come: Sabbath, the sun, and married love.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  It's easier to earn money than to keep it.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A good friend is often better than a brother.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Whatever you have to your discredit, be the first to tell it.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A person's desires grow day by day.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When luck enters, give him a seat.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The beginning of sin is sweet; its end is bitter.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Knowledge of the Scriptures is the best wares.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The best horse needs a whip, the wisest man advice, and the chastest woman a man.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  An example is no proof.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  He who prays for his neighbor will be heard for himself.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A wife is one's heart delight.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There are people who deserve paradise for their thoughts, and hell for their deeds.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The best way to find happiness is not to search for it.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Just as people's faces are different, so are their opinions different.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back or a fool from any side.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  My friend tells me of my virtue. My enemy notes my faults.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Whoever hates a reprimand is stupid.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If your son-in-law is good, you gained a son. If he is bad, you lost a daughter.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If a person is fated to drown, he'll lose his life even in a teaspoon of water.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The rabbi is just the man who knows the Torah - he is not the Torah itself.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you don't aspire to great things, you won't attain small things.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A liar's punishment: Even he tells the truth, people don't believe him.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Immortality is surely a pleasant feeling, especially when the individual is still alive.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A person can study for seventy years and at the end die a fool.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There are no bad beasts except man.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Whoever preys loudly, it shows he has little faith.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Put another way, Satan is a person's wish to do evil.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Till age six, your son is your master; until ten, he's your servant; until sixteen, a wonderful adviser; from then on, he's either your friend or your enemy.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The wise man's nakedness is between his loins, and that of the fool between his cheeks.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Many hands can shatter stout walls.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Till age forty it is better to eat. After that, drinking is better.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  First learn, then form opinions.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A wise son makes his father happy; a foolish one grieves his mother.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The community is Israel's rampart.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Faith is not a whole series of axioms but a whole way of life.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If everyone cleaned his own doorstep, all the streets would be clean.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  It is not the sin that maddens people but the desire to do it.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Real success is success of the soul.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There are three crowns: Bible, priesthood, royalty. But the crown of a good name surpasses them all.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When you open a door, do not forget to close it, and treat your mouth the same way.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Like soap for the body, so are tears for the soul.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When the sheep are shorn, the lambs tremble.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The richest inheritance might become a burden.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A guest who comes empty-handed does not deserve a warm welcome.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The loftier and more distant the ideal, the greater its power to lift up the soul.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A half truth is a whole lie.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A slanderer kills three: Himself, his listener, and the person who was slandered.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Whoever hastens to grow rich will not go unpunished.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A Jew without a wife will not find peace in this life.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  To be simple is a pedestrian virtue, but to persevere in simplicity is a virtue of spiritual gains.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you can't find peace within you, you'll labor in vain to find it elsewhere.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Who's a hero? He who turns his enemy into his friend.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  He who gives charity anonymously is greater than Moses.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Gossip is more horrible than a capital crime.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Man has succeeded in overcoming tremendous spaces, but not the distance between one man and another.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There is one moral duty that moralists underrate almost criminally - the duty to enjoy God's world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Books provide knowledge, life furnishes understanding.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Teach your tongue to say, 'I don't know.', rather than invent something.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The voice of the people is like the voice of the Almighty.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Virtue bears its own fruits.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Man is like a bird: A bird can fly higher and higher, but only if its wings continue to move without stopping.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Even if a fool remains silent, he is considered wise.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  When the wife is away, the husband is master of the house.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you see your friend's ox or sheep straying, don't look the other way. Return them to your friend.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If I am not for myself, who will be? But if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, then when?  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Humor is an important asset: It means understanding and self-criticism. Where humor is absent, you'll find small-mindedness.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  No proverb is untrue.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  One man differs from another in three things: His voice, his appearance, and his mind.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Sometimes the position does not make the man, but the man makes the position.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If you are born an ass, you will die one.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Do not be wise in words, be wise in deeds.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A mother understands what a child does not say.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God could not be everywhere and therefore He made mothers.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Not to have felt pain is not to have been human.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God could not be everywhere and therefore He made mothers.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  First mend yourself, and then mend others.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If charity cost nothing, the world would be full of philanthropists.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Don't look for more honor than your learning merits.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If the rich could hire the poor to die for them, the poor would make a very nice living.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Make sure to be in with your equals if you're going to fall out with your superiors.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  As you teach, you learn.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If not for fear, sin would be sweet.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God could not be everywhere and therefore He made mothers.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A mother understands what a child does not say.  
 -  Jewish proverb