Swedish Proverbs


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One cannot both eat one's cake and keep it.

One does not accept praise from anybody.

One is also to let the other party be heard.

One kisses the child and means the nurse.

One should choose one's bedfellow whilst it is daylight.

One should go invited to a friend in good fortune, and uninvited in misfortune.

Nobility follows the man's line at a wedding.

Do not hang the bread basket too high.

Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.

Eyes that do not cry do not see.

Give the white child so that the black child doesn't cry.

Hit two flies with one smack.

In a small house God has His corner; in a big house, He has to stand in the hall.

It's not one person's fault if two people quarrel.

Lovely flowers fade fast.

Do not judge all you see, do not believe all you hear, do not do all you can, do not say all you know, do not eat all you have, let no one know what you have in your heart or in your wallet.

Don't throw out the child with the bathwater.

Fact is stranger than fiction.

God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.

Honesty lasts the longest.

In calm water every ship has a good captain.

It's not the fault of one that two are fighting.

Luck never gives; it only lends.

Do not wake up the sleeping bear.

Don't throw pearls to the swine.

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