Swedish Proverbs


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The butterfly often forgets it was a caterpillar.

The important thing isn't to win, but to fight well.

The stomach is filled earlier than the eye.

Thou are a bitter bird, said the raven to the starling.

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.

Small wells are soon drained.

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.

The miser is his own mother-in-law.

The waiting man gets the wind behind him.

To dance according to someone’s pipe.

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.

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