Norwegian Proverbs


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Good fortune is loaned, not owned.

If you build your house as everybody counsels, it will never stand straight.

It's no shame to look into the warm spring sun and regret a lost limb.

Morning hour has gold in its mouth.

All masters are born, but none is born a master except the billy-goat.

Barter is for fault.

Better learn from one damage than many.

Black soil produces white bread.

Do not sell the hide until you have shot the bear.

Everybody wants to put the axe in the bear-skull, but nobody wants to hold the handle.

Everything is well told that is well received.

Good love glides easily and smoothly and pays in time.

If you poop in the drawer, you have to empty it.

It's too bad to want a thing and not be allowed it.

Most prayers go unanswered anyway.

All sense is not housed in one single head.

Barter is to favor two and not just one.

Better lie uncomfortably than to cover oneself with a rag.

Blind hen finds a corn too.

Don?t sell the skin, until you have shot the bear.

Everyone has seen his cradle, but none his grave.

Everything must be destroyed that is meant to be so.

He that lies on the floor doesn't fall down.

If you're in the game, you must be able to take the heat.

Just blueberries. [Something is just plain simple and/or easy to conduct]

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