Icelandic Proverbs


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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.

You will reach your destination even though you travel slowly.

It?s better to stand on your own feet than someone else?s.

Often does one desire what one does not need.

Strong legs are needed to carry good days.

Useless wisdom is doulbe foolishness.

Let him who has enough be satisfied.

On the ladder to success there is always somebody on the rung above you and who uses your head to steady himself.

Sweet is the smell from your own ass.

Wealth flows to where there is gold already.

Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating.

On thin ice everybody have the same strength.

Talk doesn't plow the field.

When your neighbor's wall breaks, your own is in danger.

Men do not limp while their legs are the same length.

One droops before one dies.

Tell me who you walk with, and I'll tell you who you are.

Words of insults are futile, the more they fit, the more they are lost.

Money makes monkeys of men.

One enemy is too many; 100 friends are far too few.

The child that lives solely at home, becomes short of sight.

Wrath often consumes what god gives husbands.

More flies mean more food.

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