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Jewish proverbs are short expressions of popular wisdom in Jewish culture.
- .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.
- Esther Rabbah 7:10, quoted in Lewis Browne: The Wisdom of Israel, an Anthology 
- בכל החזיתות שאנו מטילים על אחרים אנחנו מדגימים את הפוטנציאל שלנו, דרך הילדים שלנו אנחנו מגלים את המציאות שלנו. - לורנס קלמן, כדי ללבות עמ 'נשמה
- 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
- When a poor man eats a chicken, one of them is sick.
- Quoted in Forbes Magazine vol.146 (1990), p.182 as a Yiddish proverb. (It was also used in Fiddler on the Roof.)
- If you steal from a thief, you also have a taste of it.
- Just because someone steals, you have no right to rob them.
- Talmud Bavli, Berakoth, 5b
Ethics of the FathersEdit
- Rabbi Levitas of Yavneh said: Be exceedingly humble in spirit, for the hope of earthly man is but decay.
- Let your home be a meeting place for the wise; dust yourself in the soil of their feet, and drink thirstily of their words. -Yossei ben Yoezer
- Ethics Of The Fathers Text of Chapter One - Texts & Writings. Chabad.org. Retrieved on 2019-05-28.
- Love work, loath mastery over others, and avoid intimacy with the government. -Shmaayah
- Who is wise? He who learns from all men -Ben Zoma
- על דאטפת אטפוך וסוף מטיפייך - יטופון (Mishnah Avot 2,7)
- 'Al d'ateft atfu'kh, v'sof m'tifaikh ytufun
- Translation: Because you have drowned others, you were drowned — and in the end, those who drowned you will be drowned.
- Meaning: Sins shall be punished, but people are not allowed to take the law into their own hands.
- שפירא (1998). ספר המאור שבתורה. ש.צ. בן ב. הכהן שפירא.
"Ancient Jewish Proverbs", Abraham Cohen, 1980Edit
- Youth is a crown of roses, old age a crown of willows.
- Youth is a light burden, old age a heavy one.
- Talmud Bavli, Shabbat, 152a
- In old men there is no taste, in young no insight.
- The old lack enthusiasm, the young lack shrewdness.
- Talmud Bavli, Shabbat, 89b
- I do not want a shoe larger than my foot.
- I do not want a husband of higher rank than my own.
- Talmud Bavli, Kiddushin, 49a
"Dictionary of 1000 Jewish Proverbs", David C. Gross, 1997Edit
- Don't boast of tomorrow, for you know not what a day will bring.
- Whoever seeks cake loses his bread.
- Whoever argues for the sake of argument is a boor.
- Any home not built for hot days or rains is not a home.