A mouse is a thief. / The mouse isn't the thief, the hole is the thief.

ניט די מויז איז דער גנבֿ, נאָר די לאָך איז דער גנבֿ.         אַ מויז איז אַ גנבֿ.

A moyz iz a ganef.              Nit di moyz iz der ganef, nor di lokh iz der ganef.

A mouse is a thief.            The mouse isn't the thief, the hole is the thief.

Opportunity makes the thief.  SOURCE: Bernstein, Jüdische Sprichwörter und Redensarten.  Compare:

A hole makes a thief. | A lokh makht a ganef. | .אַ לאָך מאַכט אַ גנבֿ

SOURCE: Bernstein, Jüdische Sprichwörter und Redensarten

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