Norwegian Proverbs

Norwegian
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Certainty is better than hope. D: Better sit with certainty than walk with hope.

English equivalent: Wise men learn by other men?s mistakes, fools by their own.

Everyone would rather hear praise than blame.

Forge while the iron is hot.

He who wants to play, must accept bad consequences.

It is better to feed one cat than many mice.

Meaning: Don?t speak ill of yourself and the groups you belong to.

Age probably leads to something worse.

Ask for advice then use your head.

Better bend than bump.

Better unlearned and bright than erudite and foolish.

Children are pauper wealth.

Even a blind pig may occasionally pick up an acorn.

Everyone's friend is faithful to none.

From a gruff word both harm and murder may ensue.

Heroism consists of hanging on one minute longer

It is the great north wind that made the Vikings.

Men are like fish; the great ones devour the small.

All are not thieves that dogs bark at.

Ask for advice, and then use your brain.

Better bend to get through the door than run one's head against a stone wall.

Better wary before, than quick after. Be prepared.

Children do children's work.

Even the best horse may stumble.

Everything does not go as we guess.

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