Finnish Proverbs


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Evil will get its share (pay).

Happiness does not come from happiness itself, but from the journey towards achieving it.

Hope for miracles, but don't rely on them happening.

In sunshine the dust is seen.

Live in the country as they live, or leave.

No one is a blacksmith when they are born.

Own home is worth gold.

Strike while the iron's hot.

The elderly, even if deaf and blind, still know a lot.

The reins of fortune, the keys to luck, are in the hands of God and not under envy's arm or at an evil person's fingertips.

There's a man who looks like a partridge with legs like a mosquito.

What one learns without joy, one forgets without grief.

Work doesn't scare him, but he could lay down near it and sleep.

Don't make an ox out of a fly.

Express yourself earnestly, and you have no reason for shame even if you lack talent.

Happiness is a place between too little and too much.

I love others too, but I love myself more.

Invite a beggar to break bread and you will be minding the silver all evening.

Love blinds your eyes, marriage opens them wide.

No use crying at the market, sell your fur coat and drink the money.

Pissed off like a little squirrel with a frozen pine cone.

Such father, such son.

The evening is wiser than the morning.

The soul shines from the eyes.

There's no smoke without fire.

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