Swedish Proverbs


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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.

The child is the father of the man.

The is unnecessary to make a fuss of any sort of thrash.

The strongest among the disabled is the one who never forgets his disability.

Thou hast a head and so hath a pin.

The child's bottom and April weather are not to be trusted.

The joke is the weapon of the witty; being serious is the shield of the stupid.

The tables are turned.

Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.

The cow of another has always a bigger udder.

The master has long arms, but they don’t reach heaven.

The wails of heirs are halfway laughter.

To buy the pig in the bag.

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