Yiddish Proverbs


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You can make a dream bigger than the night.

You cannot hold your head high with your hand out.

You don?t show a fool a job half-done.

You should lose all your teeth except one, and that one should ache!

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

You cannot pay a debt with a noble pedigree.

You don't need intelligence to have luck, but you do need luck to have intelligence.

You should not ask a fool a question, nor give him an explanation.

You can throw a cat however you want, it always stays on its feet.

You cannot pay a debt with a sigh.

You low-life! (lit., despicable person)

You should swell up like a mountain!

You can vomit from this.

You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails.

You low-life! (lit., outcast)

You shouldn?t know from evil.

You can?t dance at two weddings at the same time.

You can't dance at two weddings with one behind.

You may deal in rags and dress in velvet.

You?ll never amount to anything (you loser)!

You can?t get ahead with keeping quiet.

You can't empty the ocean with a spoon.

You must not take offense at anything a fool does.

You?re a piece of meat with two eyes!

You can?t grow corn on the ceiling.

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