A Few Proverbs

A friend of mine sent this around a few days ago, and I thought that y’all would like to see them too!

The Jewish people have a lot of wisdom to share with the world, if we’ll listen.

A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal.
     –Yiddish Proverb
 
Don’t judge a man by the words of his mother, listen to the comments of his neighbors.
     –Yiddish Proverb
 
If the rich could hire other people to die for them,   the Poor could make a wonderful living.
     –Yiddish Proverb
 
The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.
     –Yiddish Proverb
 
Ask about your neighbors, then buy the house.
    –Yiddish proverb
 
What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your mouth.
     –Yiddish proverb
 
A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right.
     –Yiddish Proverb
 
One old friend is better than two new ones.
     –Yiddish Proverb
 
When a thief kisses you, count your teeth.
     –Yiddish Proverb 
 
One of life’s greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn’t good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.
     –Jewish Proverb
 
Old friends, like old wines, don’t lose their flavor.
     –Jewish Proverb
 
When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.
     –The Talmud
 
A wise man hears one word and understands two.
     –Yiddish Proverb
 
It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don’t want victories anymore.
     –Golda Meir
 
“Don’t be so humble – you are not that great.”
     –Golda Meir, to a visiting diplomat
 
We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative….
     –Golda Meir
 
I have given instructions that I be informed every time one of our soldiers is killed, even if it is in the middle of the night.  When President Nasser leaves instructions that he is to be awakened in the middle of the night if an Egyptian soldier is killed, there will be peace.
     –Golda Meir
 
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
     –Golda Meir
 
The Egyptians could run to Egypt , the Syrians into  Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that we might as well fight.
     –Golda Meir
 
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
     –Albert Einstein 
 
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
     –Albert Einstein
 
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving
     –Albert Einstein
 
When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: “they want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits.
     –Albert Einstein
 
I don’t believe in mathematics.
    –Albert Einstein
 
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
     –Albert Einstein
 
The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax.
     –Albert Einstein
 
You can’t control the wind, but you can adjust your sails.
     –Yiddish Proverb
 
“The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it’s their fault.”
     –Henry Kissinger 
 
I don’t want to become immortal through my work. I want to become immortal through not dying.
     –Woody Allen
 
I’m not afraid of dying – I just don’t want to be there when it happens!
     –Woody Allen
 
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
     –Albert Einstein (from sign hanging in his office at Princeton.)
 
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
     –Albert Einstein
 
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
     –Albert Einstein
 
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
     –Albert Einstein
 
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
     –Albert Einstein
 
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.
     –Albert Einstein
 
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
     –Albert Einstein
 
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
     –Albert Einstein
 

1 thought on “A Few Proverbs

  1. ahhhhhhhhhh john…the people of the book have a way with words…here’s one of my favourites…a mother can take care of twelve children but twelve children cannot take care of one mother…OR…when a father gives his children money, everyone laughs, but when children give their father money everyone cries…great post honey thanks…stay safe

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