Swedish Proverbs


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The old have the calendar in their bodies.

The young should be taught, the old should be honored.

Take the custom where you come.

The deepest well can also be drained.

The older buck gets, the harder become its horns.

There are more motley dogs than the priest's.

Take with you an onion to the funeral.

The dogs in Lund bark.

The one that wants to have something good, will have to seek it where it is.

There is no bad weather only bad clothing.

Talk less, say more.

The end is good, everything is good.

The one who digs a pit for others, often falls into it him-/herself.

There is seldom cattle without some motley animals.

That our hands show signs of our work, is nothing to be ashamed of.

The farmer should be mightier than his land.

The perch has a good time, it drinks when it wants to.

There would be no slanderers if none would listen to them.

The appetite grows while one eats.

The faults of others are the best teachers.

The poor man has none to envy him.

There's no hurry, said the shoemaker, he had gruel with his awl.

The bearskin does not bite.

The faults of others make no law.

The poorest payer is the best collector of his own credits.

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