Swedish Proverbs


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We praise in order to be praised in return.

When the cat's away, the rats dance on the table.

Who is everywhere is nowhere.

You don't miss the cow until the stall is empty.

We should build with the stones we have.

When the child is weaned, the nurse is fired.

Who is in front everywhere often gets a nose-burn.

You must take the chance to forge whilst the iron is hot.

We should not burn the light in both ends.

When the sea is calm, every ship has a good captain.

Who is insulted for a long time, finally loses his patience.

You never wait too long, when you wait for something good.

Weeds last the season.

When the well runs dry, only then do we know it's worth.

Who proves too much proves nothing.

You should not paint the devil on the wall.

What can you expect from a pig but a grunt?

When we all do as we please, all the food is eaten and all the girls will be maiden.

Who sits on your shoulders will try to climb on your head.

You shouldn't saw off the branch you're sitting on.

What can’t be alter’d must be borne, not blamed.

When you're speaking about the trolls, they're standing in the entrance hall listening.

Who waits for a heritage may have to wait long.

To praise is to assess.

What doesn't kill, hardens.

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