Yiddish: Understanding grows at a snail's pace.

דער שׂכל איז אַ קריכער.

Der seykhl iz a krikher.

Understanding grows at a snail's pace.

Literal translation: Understanding (or good sense) is a slowpoke.  SOURCE: Bernstein, Jüdische Sprichwörter und Redensarten. Compare:

The truth is a slowpoke. | Der emes iz a krikher. | .דער אמת איז אַ קריכער

SOURCE: Stutchkoff, Der Oytser fun der Yidisher Shprakh

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