Swedish Proverbs


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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.

Sour said the fox about rowanberries.

The damage of another is soon forgotten.

The modest one gets nothing.

The way you make your bed, that's how you'll lie down.

To get may rest on luck, to keep may rest on virtue.

Strike while the iron is hot.

The day we fear hastens toward us, the day we long for creeps.

The more chefs, the better the soup.

The well-bred child chastises itself.

To have a lot of irons in the fire.

Sweep first before your own door before you sweep the doorsteps of your neighbors.

The death of one - the bread of the other.

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