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December 12, 2004

Yiddish Proverb Sunday! Read, so you should learn!

Why Yiddish proverbs? Because it's my blog, and I like 'em. Also see here.

This one goes out by special request to my bud Karol at Alarming News.

Besser tsu shtarben shtai'endik aider tsu leben oif di k'ni.

Better to die upright than to live on your knees.

This one's got everything: a noble, stirring sentiment, and a fun English cognate in "k'ni" (knee).

Posted by EtherPundit at December 12, 2004 01:17 PM   Category: Yiddish Proverbs

Comments

I love it. I may use it as my blog tagline. It's a good thought to remember.

Posted by: Karol at December 19, 2004 03:47 PM

The journey of a thsaound miles begins with one step .. I have been looking at my Tao book at the philosophies in there and they apply to us all. Thanks Charlotte. Kaye

Posted by: Francy at September 29, 2012 01:31 AM