Saturday, June 18, 2011

Yiddish Advisor

If you can't go over, go under.
If you have a lot to do, go to sleep.
Sing before seven, cry before eleven.
If you can't do as you wish, do as you can.
When a guest coughs he is lacking a spoon.
When you sweep the house you find everything.
When two say you're drunk it's best to go to sleep.
When a fool goes shopping the shopkeepers rejoice.
If you dance at every wedding, you'll cry at every funeral.
Where people love you, go rarely; where you are hated, go not at all.
Pray that you will never have to endure all that you can learn to bear.
If God lived on earth all his windows would be broken.
Hoping and waiting makes fools out of clever people.
From talebearing and secrets run as from ghosts.
When the people are wrong it's bitter and bad.
For a little love, you pay with all your life.

Good tidings are heard from far away.