Jewish Proverbs – A half-truth is a whole lie

Your friend has a friend; don’t tell him.
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Worries go down better with soup than without.
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Where two Jews, three opinions.
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When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage.
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When a father helps a son, both smile; but when a son must help his father, both cry.
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You can’t force anyone to love you or lend you money.
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First learn, and then form opinions.
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Against stupidity; God Himself is helpless.
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Anyone who teases you loves you.
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As you do, so will be done to you.
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A mother understands what a child does not say.
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When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
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Whoever does not try, does not learn.
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When two divorced people marry, four people get into bed.
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When a habit begins to cost money, it’s called a hobby.
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When you open a door, don’t forget to close it. Treat your mouth accordingly.
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When con men meet a legitimately honest man, they are so bewildered that they consider him a greater con man than themselves.
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As he thinks in his heart, so he is.
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All things grow with time — except grief.
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Beware of the person who gives you advice according to his own interests.
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Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime.
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Do not make yourself so big, you are not so small.
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Among those who stand, do not sit; among those who sit, do not stand. Among those who laugh, do not weep; among those who weep, do not laugh.
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A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return.
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A half-truth is a whole lie.
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A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
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A slave shows his true character, not while he is enslaved but when he becomes a master.
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A good son-in-law is like the acquisition of a new son; a bad one is like the loss of your daughter.
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A friend you have to buy; enemies you get for nothing.
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A person worries about the past, distresses about the present, and fears the future.
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A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.
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Be sure to send a lazy man for the angel of death
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Charity is the spice of riches.
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As you teach, you learn
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Do not ask questions of fairy tales.
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Don’t approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.
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Ask about your neighbors, then buy the house.
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Be the day weary or be the day long, at last it ringeth to evensong
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Do not be wise in words – be wise in deeds.
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Do not meet troubles half-way.
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Don’t ask questions of fairy tales.
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Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
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Don’t be sweet lest you be eaten up; don’t be bitter lest you be spewed out.
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Don’t look for more honor than your learning merits.
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Don’t live in a town where there are no doctors.
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Don’t make a fence more expensive or more important than what it is fencing.
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Don’t pick a wasp out of a cream-jug.
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Even the most expensive clock still shows sixty minutes in every hour.
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Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.
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First improve yourself, and then judge others.
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Don’t make a toil of pleasure
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Don’t trust someone who tells you all of his troubles and keeps you from all of his joys.
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Don’t open a shop unless you know how to smile.
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Don’t sell the sun to buy a candle.
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First mend yourself, and then mend others.
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God is closest to those with broken hearts.
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God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
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He that does not bring up his son to some honest calling and employment, brings him up to be a thief.
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God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
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He who puts up with insult invites injury.
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Hospitality is one form of worship.
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God gives burdens also shoulders.
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He that can’t endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
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He who prays for his neighbor will be heard for himself.
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I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
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I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes — until I met a man who had no feet.
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If not for fear, sin would be sweet.
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Ideas are something that usually comes like fireman – too late.
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If the rich could hire the poor to die for them, the poor would make a very nice living.
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If charity cost nothing, the world would be full of philanthropists.
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If there is bitterness in the heart, sugar in the mouth won’t make life sweeter.
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If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.
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If you can’t go over, you must go under.
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If you lie on the ground, you cannot fall.
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If you don’t aspire to great things, you won’t attain small things.
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If you have money, men think you are wise, handsome, and able to sing like a bird.
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In a restaurant choose a table near a waiter.
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Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family.
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In choosing a friend, go up a step.
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Let your ears hear what your mouth says.
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It is easier to guard a sack full of fleas than a girl in love.
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Make sure to be in with your equals if you’re going to fall out with your superiors.
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Not to have felt pain is not to have been human.
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Never trust people who tell you all their troubles but keep from you all their joys.
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People make plans and God laughs.
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Prepare your proof before you argue.
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Pride that dined with vanity supped with poverty.
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Locks keep out only the honest.
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Life is the biggest bargain. We get it for nothing.
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Loneliness breaks the spirit.
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Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands
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Make sure to send a lazy man for the Angel of Death.
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No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.
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One mother achieves more than a hundred teachers.
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Only love gives us the taste of eternity.
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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
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People are like grass in the field: some blossom, some wither.
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Pray that you will never have to bear all that you are able to endure.
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Pride is the mask of one’s own faults.
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Pride joined with many virtues chokes them all.
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Rejoice not at thine enemy’s fall – but don’t rush to pick his up, either.
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Sympathy doesn’t provide food, but it makes hunger more endurable.
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Teach your tongue to say “I don’t know” instead of to make up something.
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The innkeeper loves a drunkard, but not for a son-in-law.
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The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten.
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The poor fool is a man who falls on his back and breaks his nose.
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The righteous say little and do much.
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Sympathy is a little medicine to soothe the ache in another’s heart.
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Truth is the safest lie.
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What one has, one doesn’t want, and what one wants, one doesn’t have.
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The good fellow to everyone is a good friend to no one.
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The man who gives little with a smile gives more than the man who gives much with a frown.
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The person who only accepts friends without faults will never have any real friends.
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The rich man carries God in his pocket, the poor man in his heart.
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There is no book that contains absolutely nothing bad, and there is no book that contains absolutely nothing good.
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What you are is God’s gift to you, what you make of yourself is your gift to God.
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What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.
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What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your mouth.
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What you give for the cause of charity in health is gold; what you give in sickness is silver; what you give after death is lead.
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Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.
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Whoever enjoys his life is doing the Creator’s will.
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With money in your pocket, you are wise, and you are handsome, and you sing well too.
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You don’t need intelligence to have luck, but you do need luck to have intelligence.
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