Yiddish: Words should be weighed, not counted.

ווערטער זאָל מען װעגן און ניט צײלן.

Verter zol men vegn un nit tseyln.

Words should be weighed, not counted.

SOURCE: Bernstein, Jüdische Sprichwörter und Redensarten.


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