Swedish Proverbs


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We are esteemed and treated by the company we keep.

When a blind man carries a lame man, both go forward.

Who digs many wells doesn't get sweet water in all of them.

You cannot ask more of an ox than a steak.

We get tired of doing nothing.

When a lawyer dies, the Devil follows him to his grave.

Who does not want to work in the heat, will have to starve in the cold. Who has much, he gets even more. Who has once deceived will ever be a suspect.

You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair.

We have all been children.

When the blind man carries the lame man, both go forward.

Who has once deceived will ever be a suspect.

You can't teach old dogs to sit.

e notice faults of others and easily forget our own.

When the businessmen sleep, the ad works.

Who is chasing after another must himself rest.

You don't know what may happen before evening.

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.

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