05/02/12 Grif.Net – Yiddish Proverbs

05/02/12 Grif.Net – Yiddish Proverbs

Man plans, God laughs.

A dead man is mourned seven days; a fool, his lifetime.

A heavy purse makes a light heart.

An imaginary ailment is worse than a disease.

God will provide. If only God would provide until He provides!

If I dealt in candles, the sun wouldn’t set; if I dealt in shrouds, people
would stop dying.

If the rich could hire someone to die for them, the poor would make a
wonderful living.

Life is the cheapest bargain–you get it for nothing.

Love is blind; jealousy sees too much.

Love your neighbor, even if he plays the trombone.

No man suffers from another’s sins–he has enough of his own.

Rejoice not at your enemy’s fall, but don’t pick him up, either.

Some people are like new shoes–the cheaper they are, the louder they

The girl who can’t dance says the band can’t play.

What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your tongue.

Your health comes first–you can always hang yourself later.

God made man because He loves good stories.

Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”