Aramaic proverbs

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Proverbs from all Aramaic speaking parts of the world.

"The fingers are all different but still belong to the same hand." Aramaic (Syriac dialect)


  • If you steal from a thief, you also have a taste of it.
    • Just because someone steals, you have no right to rob them.
    • Talmud Bavli, Berakoth, 5b
  • Learn good conduct at all times and in love of it you will grow ever stronger.
  • Let him who is honoured be meek.
    • Targum on Proverbs 15:33.