Finnish Proverbs


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There's no smoke without fire.

When a man remembers the land, the land remembers him.

Works like the train toilet.

Don't paint the devil on the wall.

Father's goodness is higher than the mountains.

Harmony creates accommodation.

If a man knew where he would fall, he would spread straw there first.

Iron must be forged when it is hot.

Love came in a paper bag, said the maiden when she got a letter from her sweetheart.

No use on carrying coals to Newcastle.

Poverty is no joy, although it sometimes makes you laugh.

Such mother, such daughter.

The fate of the Gypsy's horse.

The unhappy child cries for toasted snow.

Those who wrestle weasels will be scratching for fleas.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

You always lose.

Don't paint the image of a demon on a wall.

Foreign places are nice enough, but home is sweeter.

He needs a long candle who awaits the death of another.

If a sauna, whiskey and tar do not help, the disease is fatal.

It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage.

On the gallows, the first night is the worst.

Praise your horse tomorrow, your son when he has a beard, your daughter when she is married and yourself never.

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