Norwegian Proverbs


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Straight ahead is shortest, but not always easiest.

The blemishes of another are easily seen.

The friend of all is the fool of all.

The will be quiet sometime, those who are wild now.

Time is money.

To rest on one's laurels.

Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own.

Other times, other customs (manners).

Strike while the iron is hot.

The burden of someone else is always light.

The lame man runs if he has to.

There are at least two sides to a thing.

To be a hero hang on for a minute longer.

To rest on the laurels. [To be satisfied with any result]

You can give a piece of advice, but not good luck along with that.

Other years make other people.

Sweep before your own door first before you sweep before the doorsteps of your neighbors.

The burnt child fears the fire.

The lazier a man is, the more he plans to do tomorrow.

There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

To be away is well and good, but home is where the heart is.

To see the dog by its hair.

You can't carry a better load up the hills than much knowledge.

Patchwork is better than bare buttocks.

That which is loved is always beautiful

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