Swedish Proverbs


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

The appetite grows while one eats.

The faults of others are the best teachers.

The poor man has none to envy him.

They who want to sing will always find a song.

The bearskin does not bite.

The faults of others make no law.

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

Those who want to share the gains, shall also share the losses.

The bee has a sting but honey too.

The first at the mill can grind the first.

The public is an animal with many heads.

Those who wish to sing always find a song.

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

The ring of gold is never so red that it is not dispensed with for breads.

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

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 hast a head and so hath a pin.

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 shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.

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