My Grandfather's Yiddish Sayings
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 bad peace is better than a good war (A shlekhter sholem iz beser vi a guter krig)
A child's tear rends the heavens.
A chip on the shoulder indicates wood higher up.
A crowd of people, and not one real person among them (A groyse oylem, un nito eyn mentsch)
A dog without teeth will also attack a bone.
A fault-finder complains even that the bride is too pretty.
A fool grows without rain (A nar vakhst on regn)
A fool is his own informer.
A fool remains a fool (A nar blaybt a nar)
A fool says what he knows, and a wise man knows what he says.
A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
A golden key will open every lock.
A half truth is a whole lie.
A homely girl hates the mirror (A meeseh moyd hot faynt dem shpigl)
A jest is half a truth.
A joke driven too far brings home hate.
A liar should have a good memory
A man cannot jump over his own shadow.
A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end--and in the meantime it is good to drink a sip of vodka.
A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal New! One of our favorites!
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