Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Proverbs

  • If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the Poor could make a wonderful living.
    -Yiddish Proverb
  • The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.
    -Yiddish Proverb
  • Ask about your neighbors, then buy the house.
    -Yiddish proverb
  • What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth.
    -Yiddish proverb
  • A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right.
    -Yiddish Proverb
  • One old friend is better than two new ones.
    -Yiddish Proverb
  • 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.
    -Jewish Proverb
  • Old friends, like old wines, don't lose their flavor.
    -Jewish Proverb
  • A wise man hears one word and understands two.
    -Yiddish Proverb
  • "Don't be so humble - you are not that great."
    -Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat
  • Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
    -Golda Meir
  • Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
    -Albert Einstein
  • When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: If they want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits.
    -Albert Einstein
  • Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them. -
    -Albert Einstein
  • The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax.
    -Albert Einstein
  • You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails.
    -Yiddish proverb
  • I don't want to become immortal through my work. I want to become immortal through not dying.
    -Woody Allen
  • I'm not afraid of dying - I just don't want to be there when it happens!
    -Woody Allen
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge.
    -Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton
  • Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
    -Albert Einstein
  • We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
    -Albert Einstein
  • Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
    -Albert Einstein
  • Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
    -Albert Einstein