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Top 49 Jewish Proverbs and Sayings (WISDOM)

Top 10 Most Famous Jewish Proverbs (BEST)

He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
He that can’t endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
Do not be wise in words - be wise in deeds.
Do not be wise in words – be wise in deeds.
A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return.
A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return.
Not to have felt pain is not to have been human.
Not to have felt pain is not to have been human.
What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth.
What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your mouth.
Lose with truth and right rather than gain with falsehood and wrong.
Lose with truth and right rather than gain with falsehood and wrong.
Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall - but don't rush to pick him up either.
Rejoice not at thine enemy’s fall – but don’t rush to pick him up either.
Worries go down better with soup than without.
Worries go down better with soup than without.
As he thinks in his heart, so he is.
As he thinks in his heart, so he is.
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.

5 Jewish Proverbs on Leadership

First mend yourself, and then mend others.
First mend yourself, and then mend others.
Don't look for more honor than your learning merits.
Don’t look for more honor than your learning merits.
As you teach, you learn.
As you teach, you learn.
Do not accuse a man for no reason – when he has done you no harm.
Do not accuse a man for no reason – when he has done you no harm.
Make sure to be in with your equals if you're going to fall out with your superiors.
Make sure to be in with your equals if you’re going to fall out with your superiors.

5 Jewish Proverbs About Love

God is closest to those with broken hearts.
God is closest to those with broken hearts.
A mother understands what a child does not say.
A mother understands what a child does not say.
Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.
Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.
Sympathy doesn’t provide food, but it makes hunger more endurable.
Sympathy doesn’t provide food, but it makes hunger more endurable.
Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.
Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.

10 Jewish Proverbs That Will Make You Ponder and Think

Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.
Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.
Don't be sweet, lest you be eaten up; don't be bitter, lest you be spewed out.
Don’t be sweet, lest you be eaten up; don’t be bitter, lest you be spewed out.
If not for fear, sin would be sweet.
If not for fear, sin would be sweet.
Adam was the first lucky man as he had no mother-in-law.
Adam was the first lucky man as he had no mother-in-law.
A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.
A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.
What one has, one doesn’t want, and what one wants, one doesn’t have.
What one has, one doesn’t want, and what one wants, one doesn’t have.
Growing old, man's sight worsens, but this allows him to see more.
Growing old, man’s sight worsens, but this allows him to see more.
Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands.
Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands.
Among those who laugh, do not weep; among those who weep, do not laugh.
Among those who laugh, do not weep; among those who weep, do not laugh.
Teach your tongue to say “I don’t know” instead of to make up something.
Teach your tongue to say “I don’t know” instead of to make up something.

6 Jewish Proverbs About God

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
God gave man two ears and one mouth, so listen more and talk less.
God gave man two ears and one mouth, so listen more and talk less.
If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.
If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.
Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways, for the Lord detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.
Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways, for the Lord detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.
May God protect you from bad people, and save yourself from good ones!
May God protect you from bad people, and save yourself from good ones!
God cannot be everywhere at once, that's why He created mothers.
God cannot be everywhere at once, that’s why He created mothers.

7 Jewish Proverbs on Money

Everyone complains about a lack of money, but none complain about a lack of brains.
Everyone complains about a lack of money, but none complain about a lack of brains.
If a problem can be solved with money, then it's not a problem but a cost.
If a problem can be solved with money, then it’s not a problem but a cost.
Don’t open a shop unless you know how to smile.
Don’t open a shop unless you know how to smile.
If charity cost nothing, the world would be full of philanthropists.
If charity cost nothing, the world would be full of philanthropists.
Life's not as good with money as it is bad without it.
Life’s not as good with money as it is bad without it.
If the rich could hire the poor to die for them, the poor would make a very nice living.
If the rich could hire the poor to die for them, the poor would make a very nice living.
You can’t force anyone to love you or lend you money.
You can’t force anyone to love you or lend you money.

Top 6 Wisest Jewish Sayings (WISDOM)

Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning. -- King Solomon
Start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning. — King Solomon
If you don't know what you're living for, you haven't yet lived. – Rabbi Noah Weinberg
If you don’t know what you’re living for, you haven’t yet lived. – Rabbi Noah Weinberg
If you are not a better person tomorrow than you are today, what need have you for a tomorrow? – Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
If you are not a better person tomorrow than you are today, what need have you for a tomorrow? – Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
Build a worthy family, stay on the path of virtue, and you shall be rewarded. – Elana Roth
Build a worthy family, stay on the path of virtue, and you shall be rewarded. – Elana Roth
Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel. – King Solomon
Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel. – King Solomon
A righteous man falls down seven times and gets up. – King Solomon
A righteous man falls down seven times and gets up. – King Solomon

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