Yiddish proverbs are full of life! Although Yiddish was only born in the 11th century, it is the international language of a very wise culture.
The Jewish people have been able to capture their pride, suffering and struggles, and of course "everyday life" in their proverbial sayings. These cultural expressions have helped preserve their culture and identity over the last millennium.
Just Millin' Around has a future series of proverb greeting cards which include an All Yiddish Proverbs Card Set We are very excited about its arrival, and anticipate they will be available in Sumemr 2011.
Talking comes by nature, silence by wisdom.
Make new friends, but don't forget the old ones.
Your neighbor's apples are the sweetest.
A friend you get for nothing; an enemy has to be bought.
Laughter is heard farther than weeping.
Half an answer also says something.
A heart is a lock: you need the right key for it.
With a child in the house, all corners are full.
A wise man knows what he says; a fool says what he knows.
Happy poverty overcomes everything.
A trade makes you a king, but robs you of your leisure.
A fool can ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in a year.
A fool grows without rain.
A bad peace is better than a good war.
Talk is worth a shilling; silence is worth two.
One old friend is better than two new ones.
When the father gives to his son, both laugh; when the son gives to his father, both cry.