"Interest on debt grows without rain” is often stated to be a Yiddish proverb. “Interest grows without rain, stupid” was cited in The Nightingale, or, The saga of Yosele Solovey the cantor (originally published in Yiddish in 1889) by Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916).
Wikipedia: Sholem Aleichem
Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich, better known under his pen name Sholem Aleichem (Hebrew and Yiddish: שלום־עליכם; Russian and Ukrainian: Шолом-Алейхем) (March 2 [O.S. February 18] 1859 – May 13, 1916) was a leading Yiddish author and playwright from Ukraine. The musical Fiddler on the Roof, based on his stories about Tevye the Milkman, was the first commercially successful English-language stage production about Jewish life in Eastern Europe.
Yossele Solovey (1889, published in his Folksbibliotek)
OCLC WorldCat record
Yossele solovie ; Yossele nightingale : a romance.
Author: Sholom Aleichem.
Edition/Format: Book : Yiddish
The Nightingale, or, The saga of Yosele Solovey the cantor
By Sholem Aleichem
New York, NY: Putnam
“Interest grows without rain, stupid.”
The Routledge Book of World Proverbs
By Jon R. Stone
New York, NY: Routledge
Interest on debts grows without rain. (Yiddish)
The Spectator (UK)
May 30, 2007
Brace yourself for the six per cent solution
Interest on debt grows without rain, said the old Yiddish proverb — but what it omitted to explain was that vigorous action by central banks also helps
The Rugged Individualist
Interest on the debt
Posted on May 23, 2012 by Roy Filly
Interest on debts grows without rain.
Blogging For Change
10 financial proverbs that are still true today
by Jesse Campbell on May 14, 2013
Interest on debt grows without rain. – Yiddish
Crops, trees, flowers, grass – all organic plant life needs the right conditions to grow and thrive. Debt, on the other hand, can grow in a vacuum. So just remember, it doesn’t matter what happens to the house you buy, or the degree you finance, or the new business you invest in – the interest on your debt will accumulate no matter what.
New York City • Banking/Finance/Insurance • Friday, August 30, 2013 • Permalink