Yiddish: Words should be weighed, not counted.

SOURCE: Bernstein, Jüdische Sprichwörter und Redensarten.

ווערטער זאָל מען װעגן און ניט צײלן.

Verter zol men vegn un nit tseyln.

Words should be weighed, not counted.

335 illustrated Yiddish proverbs, folk sayings, insults, curses, idioms, and other expressions

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