Swedish Proverbs


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An upstanding peasant is bigger than a nobleman on his knees.

A hard-working man is worth more than a crowd of loafers.

After the rain the grass will grow; after wine, conversation.

A bad reputation is seldom completely amiss.

A bashful dog rarely gets fat.

A bee does not touch a withered flower.

A bird in the hand is worth more than ten in the bush.

A brother's wrath is a devil's wrath.

Each one thinks much of his own wisdom; therefore the world is full of fools.

Kindness begets kindness.

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.

What breaks in a moment may take years to mend.

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.

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