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Cláudia Andréa Prata Ferreira é Professora Doutora - Categoria: Associado III - do Setor de Língua e Literatura Hebraicas do Departamento de Letras Orientais e Eslavas da Faculdade de Letras da UFRJ.

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segunda-feira, 21 de abril de 2008

Yiddish Proverbs

1. A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal.
Yiddish proverb


2. Don't judge a man by the words of his mother, listen to the comments of his neighbors.
Yiddish proverb

3. If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.
Yiddish proverb

4. The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.
Yiddish proverb

5. Ask about your neighbors, then buy the house.
Yiddish proverb

6. What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth.
Yiddish proverb

7. A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right.
Yiddish proverb

8. One old friend is better than two new ones.
Yiddish proverb

9. When a thief kisses you, count your teeth.
Yiddish proverb

10. 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.
Yiddish proverb

11. Old friends, like old wines, don't lose their flavor.
Yiddish proverb

12. When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
The Talmud

13. A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Yiddish proverb

14. It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don't want victories anymore.
Golda Meir

15. "Don't be so humble - you are not that great."
Golda Meir, to a visiting diplomat

16. Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!
Golda Meir

17. We don't thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient.
Golda Meir

18. We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative.
Golda Meir

19. Men don 't care what's on TV. They only care what else is on TV.
Jerry Seinfeld

20. I don't know if high walls create good neighbors, but I can assure you that a high and long fence creates good security.
Avi Dichter, head of Shin Bet.

21. I have given instructions that I be informed every time one of our soldiers is killed, even if it is in the middle of the night. When President Nasser leaves instructions that he is to be awakened in the middle of the night if an Egyptian soldier is killed, there will be peace.
Golda Meir

22. Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
Golda Meir

23. The Egyptians could run to Egypt, the Syrians into Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that, we might as well fight.
Golda Meir

24. Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein

25. Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius --- and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein

26. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

27. 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, when his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador

28. I don't believe in mathematics.
Albert Einstein

29. Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
Albert Einstein

30. The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax.
Albert Einstein

31. You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails.
Yiddish proverb

32. The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
Henry Kissinger

33. I don't want to become immortal through my work. I want to become mmortal through not dying.
Woody Allen

34. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

35. Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
Albert Einstein.

36. We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Albert Einstein

37. Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Albert Einstein

38. Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Albert Einstein

39. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
Albert Einstein

40. I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein

41. It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Albert Einstein

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