Norwegian Proverbs


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No one can help someone who will not help themselves.

A small but excellent party, said the man, he was drinking alone.

All shoes are not sewn on the same last.

Better (be) aware beforehand than quick afterwards.

Better little than nothing.

Blindest is he who doesn't want to see.

Don?t wash your dirty linen in public.

Everyone knows what to do with a bad (crazy) wife except the one who has her.

Everything needs its time.

He who comes first to the mill, grinds first.

In every woman there is a Queen. Speak to the Queen and the Queen will answer.

Latecomers see the least.

No such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

A small grass tuft can topple a big cart load.

All the fat floats together.

Better a whole ship than a broken one.

Better safe than sorry.

Boatless man is tied to the land.

Don't cross the stream to find water.

Everyone wants to be a gentleman; nobody wants to carry the sack.

Everything serves the thief.

He who digs a grave for others, falls often in it himself.

In the dark, all cats are gray

Learn to walk before you can run.

Nobody can serve two masters.

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