Swedish Proverbs


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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.

Noble deeds are done in silence.

Not all who fold their hands, are praying.

Not everything that glimmers is gold.

Nothing beneath the sun is lasting.

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

Don't weep over spilled milk.

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and all good things will be yours.

Hard bread does the cheek red.

Hurry slowly.

In the shallowest waters, the ugliest fish swim.

Lack of bread forces one to work.

Many buy the bearskin before the bear is shot.

Don't build bigger houses than you may set roofs on.

Eat less, chew more;

Fear may force a man to cast beyond the moon.

Have a fire for the crows.

I suspected this might happen, said the one that was kicked out.

It goes off as when the blind fight.

Lawyers and soldiers are the Devil's playmates.

Many caress the child for the sake of the wet nurse.

Don't celebrate until you are across the brook.

Eaten bread is soon forgotten.

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