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Sholom Aleichem

Sholom Aleichem, the pseudonym of Sholom Yakov Rabinowitz, whose name is actually a conventional Yiddish greeting meaning "Peace be with you," was born in the Ukraine to a wealthy father who was a religious scholar.

  • No matter how bad things get, you got to go on living, even if it kills you.

  • The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.

  • A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.

  • Gossip is nature's telephone.

  • Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.