Icelandic Proverbs


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You will reach your destination even though you travel slowly.

You can't complain about the sea if you suffer shipwreck for the second time.

You do not really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks.

You will not choke on big words and pig fat.

Necessity teaches naked woman to spin.

Pissing in your shoes won't keep your feet warm for long.

The revenge that is postponed is not forgotten.

If you wish to know what a man is, make him king.

Need is a bad negotiator.

Politeness costs little but yields much.

The sun that melts the wox is the same that hardens the mud.

It is better one time to see things than one hundred times to hear about them.

Need is not governed by the law.

She who dances with the chimney sweeper will eventually end up black.

The twigs are rarely better than the trunk.

It is better to be a master in a cottage than servant in a castle.

No one has mercy by Magnus.

Sin is not perfect until one prides oneself on it.

There are seven different kind of weather in one autumn night.

It is better to suffer in name the truth than being rewarded for lying.

No one wants to remember his childhood.

Slow and sure.

There men so poor that the only thing they have is money.

It is difficult to steal when the boss is a thief.

Not everyone with a good reputation deserves it.

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