Hebrew Proverbs


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There is no wage in this world for doing good deeds.

No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.

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.

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

Silence is a woman's best garment.

That's how the world is: wolves kill sheep.

The commandments were not given [unto man], save for this one purpose: that the creations might become integrated thereby.

The heart and the eye are two abettors to the crime.

The only reason Israel declared themselves atheists was to ease the effect on their conscience when openly pursuing after unG-dly and worldly lusts.

The suffering of animals is a thing prohibited in the Law.

There are no bad beasts except man.

There is nothing better than a good reputation.

No prosecutor becomes an advocate.

One person's candle furnishes light for many.

Pray that you will never have to bear all that you are able to endure.

Since G-d could not be everywhere, he created mothers.

The [Divine] Law has made a fence about itself, in order to ensure its own keeping.

The commandments were not given for any personal satisfaction.

The hearts of fools are in their mouths but the mouths of the wise are in their hearts.

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.

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