Hebrew Proverbs


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The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten.

The Sword and the Book [of the Law] both came down into the world wrapped up.

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

There is one moral duty that moralists underrate almost criminally - the duty to enjoy G-d's world.

No proverb is untrue.

One should not stand at the foot of a sick person's bed, because that place is reserved for the guardian angel.

Prepare your proof before you argue.

Sinful fancies are more injurious to health than the sin itself.

The action is preceded by the thought.

The common soldiers do the fighting and the officers claim the victory.

The innkeeper loves a drunkard, but not for a son-in-law.

The people of Israel are bashful, compassionate and benevolent.

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

There are seventy ways of interpreting the Bible.

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

No smoke without fire, or Where there's smoke, there's fire.

One swallow does not herald the coming of spring.

Pride is not comely unto women.

Sins shall be punished, but people are not allowed to take the law into their own hands.

The air of Jerusalem maketh wise.

The community is Israel's rampart.

The kind man feeds his cat before sitting down to dinner.

The person who only accepts friends without faults will never have any real friends.

The thought is as the deed itself.

There are three crowns: Bible, priesthood, royalty. But the crown of a good name surpasses

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