Iconic Quotes|Famous Jewish Proverbs & Sayings in English

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5 min readAug 12, 2021


Jews are known as people of the book. Jewish’s spiritual leaders are named rabbis. Further, the six-pointed Star of David is the symbol of Judaism


“A truly generous man is he that always gives, whether it be much or little, before he is asked.” -Orchot Tsadikim

“Religious Jews believe that all things come from God, as God owns everything. ”― H.W. Charles, The Money Code: Become a Millionaire With the Ancient Jewish Code

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have.” (Hebrew 13:5)

  • First, mend yourself and then mend others.

Famous Jewish Proverbs & Sayings

“To be kind is more important to be right. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens.”―Famous Jewish Proverb

  • It’s not your responsibility to finish the work of protecting the world, but you are not free to desist from it either.

desist: To cease doing something.

The Hebrew word for peace is shalom, which is derived from one of the names of God. Hebrew values the idea of “completeness “ and”whole,” which is in accordance with the teachings of Judaism and Torah. They believe that only when a true state of “wholeness” exist, everything will be “complete” and true “peace” will reign. Arabic word Salam (Arabic: سلام‎, salām/ salaam) literally means “peace”, which is also used as a general greeting in Arabian countries and by the Muslims.

  • A little bit of light pushes away a lot of darkness.
  • He that can’t endure the bad will not live to see the good.
  • The worst peace is better than the best war.


  • A wise man hears one word and understands two.
  • He who watches his mouth and his tongue guard his soul against troubles.

Jewish Inspirational Quotes About Life & Healing

  • The sun shines brighter after the rain.
  • You are only confined by the walls you build yourself.
  • If a problem can be solved with money, then it’s not a problem but a cost.
  • Be not sweet, or else you’ll be eaten. Be not bitter, or else you’ll be spat out.
  • If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.-Rabbi Harold Kushner

“ Charity is a lifesaver..”―Famous Jewish Proverb


  • The world stands on three things: on Torah study, on the service, and on kind deeds.
  • Who is mighty? He subdued his passions.
  • All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle, yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
  • Everyone complains about a lack of money, but none complain about a lack of brains.
  • God gave man two ears and one mouth, so listen more and talk less.


  • May God protect you from bad people.
  • God cannot be everywhere at once, that’s why He created mothers.
  • Fear a goat in front of you, a horse behind you, and a fool all around.
  • A man should live at least for curiosity.
  • When an old maiden marries, she becomes a young wife.*Funny Jewish

Famous Jewish Proverbs & Sayings

  • “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”
  • “Don’t sll the sun to buy a candle.”
  • “Do not be wise in words — be wise in deeds.”
  • “The world is beautiful but people make it ugly.”
  • Let your home be a meeting place for the wise -Yossei ben Yoezer
  • “Because you have drowned others, you were drowned — and in the end, those who drowned you will be
  • drowned.”→→Sins shall be punished.
  • “The old lack enthusiasm, the young lack shrewdness.”
  • “And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” -Hillel
  • “Say little and do much. And receive every man with a pleasant countenance.” -Shammai
  • “Every way up has its way down.”
  • “Jack of all trades, master of none.”
  • “I do not want a husband of higher rank than my own.”
  • “Don’t boast of tomorrow, for you know not what a day will bring.” →→it’s quoted from the Bible.
  • “Whoever argues for the sake of argument is a boor.”
  • “Any home not built for hot days or rains is not a home.”





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