Norwegian Proverbs


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Not everyone can meet one's better.

Shared joy is double joy.

The best cure meets the disease before it enters the home.

The fair wind blows even if the sailor does not see it.

The pardon may be more severe than the penalty.

There is nothing so bad that it cannot be worse.

To buy the cat in the bag.

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.

All are not thieves that dogs bark at.

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