Swedish Proverbs


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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.

Persevere and never fear.

Reflect on beforehand.

Pitch and tar are the navy seaman's pride.

Self-praise smells bad.

Poor material yields poor results.

Seriousness and mildness ought to work in unison.

Poverty and love are difficult to hide.

Shared grief is half the grief.

Practice gives skill.

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow

One should go out of the way for little children and drunks.

Praise gets closer than blame.

Shoemaker, stick to your last.

One talks against praise in order to hear it once again

Praise is easier got than kept.

Shoot the bear before you skin it.

One time is no time - two times is a habit.

Praise makes the good man better, blame makes the bad one worse.

Slander makes friends part.

Only child, dear child.

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