Norwegian Proverbs


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Too clean has no taste.

Not everything that sparkles is gold

Similar children, play best together.

The best friends are fewest.

The fair wind blows just as well whether the sailor sleeps or is awake.

The patch always has to be larger than the hole.

There never was so bad a crow that it did not want a mate.

To cross the stream to get water. To do unnecessary work.

Too much makes the sack burst.

old bucks got the stiffest horns.

Snow is the peasants' wealth.

The best joy lasts the longest.

The farmer can sow, but not put on the ear.

The shame you can't lift away, you had better let lie.

There's no shame in clothing you haven't cut yourself.

To get caught on the peach. [To be caught in the act]

Too near is little dear.

Old habit is hard to turn.

Sometimes the child just has crying to resort to (and it is horrible).

The best remedy against getting drunk is keeping sober.

The farmer cannot invite all.

The straightest road is shortest, but not always easiest.

This week passed on quickly, the day after tomorrow is already Wednesday, the man said.

To get something in a bag and a sack. To get something both ways.

Too sensitive gets nowhere.

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