Swedish Proverbs


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Not all who fold their hands, are praying.

Not everything that glimmers is gold.

Nothing beneath the sun is lasting.

Nothing stimulates the appetite like little on the plate.

Now the fairytale is over.

Old men carry the almanac in their bones.

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

Children travel from the heart to the heart.

Don't get scaled by the gruel of another.

Envy is the companion of success.

For lack of hens the fox catches crows.

He who builds and he who marries are never safe.

If we reject the chaff, we may easily lose the kernel.

It is the crime that causes the shame, and not the punishment.

Lick upwards, kick downwards.

Many who kiss the child mean the nurse.

Children's bread is hard to chew.

Don't judge the dog from its hairs.

Envy is the truest form of flattery.

For the lack one thing, take another, whether better or worse.

He who cannot keep silence cannot speak.

If you are among the roses, your friends will look for you among the thorns.

It is well to learn from the errors of others, since there is not time enough to make all of them by yourself.

Like master like dog.

Measure twice, cut once.

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