Here are some great Yiddish saying that both of my grandfathers used to
tell me, and others ones I've collected, too!
Do you know any others? E-mail me at ([email protected]) and let me know!!!
What did your grandparents used to tell you???
A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
A man should live if only to satisfy his curiosity.
A meowing cat can't catching mice. (A katz vos m'yavket ken kain meiz nit chapen)
A penny is a lot of money--if you haven't got a penny.
A penny is sometimes better spent than spared.
A rich man has no need of character
A rich man who is stingy is the worst pauper.
A rich man's foolish sayings pass for wise ones.
A rich mouthful, a heavy groan.
A saintly man who knows he is a saintly man is not a saintly man (A tsadik vos veyst az er iz a tsadik is keyn tsadik nit.)
A schlemiel is a waiter who spills hot soup, and the schlimazel is the one who gets it in his lap. One of our favorites!
A sick man you ask, a well man you give (A kranken fregtman, a gezunten gitman)
A snake deserves no pity.
A story without a moral is like a meal without a sweet-favored side dish (A mayse on a moshl iz vi a moltsayt on a tsimes)
A strange fool is laughable, but your own fool is shameful. (A fremder nar iz a gelekhter, an eygener a shande.)
A table is not blessed if it has fed no scholars.
A wise man hears one word and understands two.
After nine months the secret comes out.
All brides are beautiful--all the dead are pious (Ale kales zenen sheyn--ale meysim zenen frum)
All signs are misleading.
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