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Do not be wise in words, be wise in deeds.
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If not for fear, sin would be sweet.
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Man was born for love. If he hates, he was born in vain.
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A false witness is worthy of being cast to the dogs.
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A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the hungry.
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Ten measures of beauty desended on the world: nine went to Jerusalem and one to the rest
of the world.
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A pessimist confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.
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Adam was the luckiest of men: He had no mother-in-law.
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A pointed proverb is like a diamond: It emits light and it also cuts.
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When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage.
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Just as the world cannot exist without livelihoods, so it cannot exist without miracles and
wonders.
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Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.
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Do not meet troubles half-way.
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More than the Jewish people preserved the Sabbath, the Sabbath preserved them.
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In a community, your reputation matters. In a strange place, your clothing counts.
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Love blinds the eyes to faults, and hatred blinds the eyes to virtues.
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Give someone nuts and he will throw the shells at you.
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Grief destroys even a hero.
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The talk of the child in the street is that of his father or his mother.
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The common soldiers do the fighting and the officers claim the victory.
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A person slow to anger has great understanding; one with a quick temper exalts foolishness.
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Which is a man's most desirable occupation? The one for which he is most fit.
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There are seventy ways of interpreting the Bible.
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Even when a sharp sword rests on your neck, don't give up on mercy.
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I learned much from my teachers, more from my friends, and the most from my pupils.
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You can recognize a donkey by his long ears, a fool by his long tongue.
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Anything in excess is unhealthy.
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One doesn't know another's sorrow.
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The door of success is marked "push" and "pull."
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With another's common sense one cannot live.
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Don't ask questions about fairy tales.
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God loves the poor and helps the rich.
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Equality of man is an empty phrase so long as it does not exist among the world's people.
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Boldness is royal power without a crown.
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Being hospitable is more important than attending synagogue service early in the morning.
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Buttered bread always falls dry side up.
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If a farmer becomes a king, he will still carry a basket on his back.
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A door once shut will not easily open again.
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With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too.
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God made man upright, but man searched out many crooked devices.
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The man who gives little with a smile gives more than the man who gives much with a frown.
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