Swedish ProverbsRating Mail
"Everyone knows the monkey, but the monkey knows no-one."
Meaning - Those that stick out are often both well-known and avoided.
Note : Source: Strom (1981), 310
5
(2 Votes)
"Not everything that glimmers is gold."
Meaning - Something that seems to be good judged by its outward appearance is not necessarily so.
Note : Source: Strom (1981), 239
5
(1 Votes)
Children will do you like you, not what you tell them.
Note : Source: Rooth (1968), 47
1
(1 Votes)
"All good things are three."
Note : Note: Derived from the Christian conception of trinity.
Source: Strom (1981), 368
0
(0 Votes)
"All ways are good except the bad ones."
Meaning - Unconventional solutions are just as good.
Note : Note: Originally "All ways are good except the boring ones." from Voltaire.
Source: Holm (1981), 162
0
(0 Votes)
"All roads lead to Rome."
Note : Note: This proverb is originally from Ancient Rome.
Source: Grenholm (2000), 284
0
(0 Votes)
"We are all children in the beginning."
Meaning - Everyone is bad at something when they just started.
Note : Note: This proverb is an alliteration in Swedish.
Source: Ström (1981), 364
0
(0 Votes)
"'It's always something' said the girl with a nosebleed."
Meaning - You always have some worry.
Note : Source: Holmqvist (1991), 114
0
(0 Votes)
"Everything has an end except the sausage – it has two, and if it is cut in half – it has two of them nonetheless."
Note : Note: This proverb rhymes in Swedish.
Source: Ström (1981), 364
0
(0 Votes)
"Attack is the best defence."
Note : Source: Grenholm (2000), 18
0
(0 Votes)
"Angry cats get scratched skin."
Meaning - A person that behaves badly towards others will get badly treated himself.
Note : Similar phrase: "Quarrelsome dogs come limping home."
Source: Ström (1981), 316
0
(0 Votes)
"To separate is to die a little."
Note : Note: Originally a French proverb
0
(0 Votes)
"To dare is to lose your foothold for a moment, not to dare is to lose yourself."
Meaning - It is best to dare something even if it momentarily feels bad.
Note : Source: Ström (1981), 179
0
(0 Votes)
"From children and madmen you get to hear the truth."
Note : Source: Strom (1981), 179
0
(0 Votes)
"The damage makes you wise."
Note : Source: Strom (1981), 202
0
(0 Votes)
"Envy never takes a rest."
Note : Source: Strom (1981), 116
0
(0 Votes)
"Only dead fish follow the stream."
Meaning - It's better to think for yourself than unquestioningly following the group.
Note : Note: Originally a Russian proverb.
Source: Rooth (1968), 47
0
(0 Votes)
The scammer often gets scammed himself.
0
(0 Votes)
Treat others as you would be like to be treated yourself.”
Note : Note: This is the golden rule.
Source: Martinsson (1996), 141
0
(0 Votes)
"Blood is thicker than water."
Note : Source: Ström (1981), 298
0
(0 Votes)
"Merely Sweden has Swedish gooseberry's."
Meaning - Sweden is a unique country in many ways.
Note : Note: Originally from Carl Jonas Love Almqvist.
Source: Grenholm (2000), 189
0
(0 Votes)
"Sweep before your own door first."
Meaning - Don't criticize others for things you yourself can be criticized for.
0
(0 Votes)
"Away is good but at home is best."
Note : Note: This proverb is an alliteration in Swedish.
Similar phrases: "There's no place like home.", and "East or West, home is best."
Source: Holmqvist (1991), 91
0
(0 Votes)
"A good man manages on his own."
Meaning - Avoid being dependent on others.
Note : Source: Rooth (1968), 47
0
(0 Votes)
"Burnt child shuns the fire."
Note : Note: This proverb is an alliteration in Swedish.
Similar phrase "Once bitten, twice shy."
Source: Ström (1981), 351
0
(0 Votes)
"Better 'breadless' then 'councilless'."
Meaning - It is better to be poor and with ideas, rather then on the contrary.
Note : Source: Topelius Bokförlag (1974), 15
0
(0 Votes)
"It is better to have bad memory then to have bad memories."
0
(0 Votes)
"Better with an honest 'no' then a false 'yes'."
Meaning - It is better to say a bitter truth then a sweet lie.
Note : Source: Ström (1981), 361
0
(0 Votes)
"It is better to forestall then to get forestalled."
Note : Source: Ström (1981), 173
0
(0 Votes)
"Better is one bird in the hand than ten in the bush."
Note : Source: Holmqvist (1981), 138
0
(0 Votes)
"It is better to flee then to fence badly."
Note : Note: This proverb is an alliteration in Swedish.
Source: Ström (1968), 34
0
(0 Votes)
"It is better to be alone then to be in bad company."
Note : Source: Holm (1981), 29
0
(0 Votes)
"Better late than never."
Note : Source: Ström (1981), 363
0
(0 Votes)
"Better to dam the brook than the creek."
Meaning - It is best to prevent something adverse from happening early.
Note : Source: Ström (1981), 361
0
(0 Votes)
"It is better to be quiet then to speak badly."
Note : Source: Ström (1981), 57
0
(0 Votes)
"It is better to loved and lost then to never have lost."
Note : Source: Lind (2004), 25
0
(0 Votes)
"Strike while the iron is hot."
Note : Source: Rooth (1968), 48
0
(0 Votes)
"Shared joy is twice the joy (and shared grief is half the grief)."
Meaning -
Note : Similar phrase: "A joy shared is a joy doubled (A problem shared is a problem halved)."
Note: This proverb is an alliteration in Swedish.
Source: Ström (1981), 251
0
(0 Votes)
"That day, that sorrow."
Note : Note: This proverb is an adnomination in Swedish.
Source: Bengtsson (1957), 27
0
(0 Votes)
"The drunken man's words is the sober man's thoughts."
Note : Source: Strom (1981), 136
0
(0 Votes)
"The death of one, the bread of the other."
Meaning - One person often prospers from the misfortune of another.
Note : Source: Bengtsson (1957), 28
0
(0 Votes)
"The ones sty is the others palace."
0
(0 Votes)
The cow that use to roar probably gets the most.
Meaning - A person that complains about a service will often get much.
Note : Similar phrase: "Squeaky wheal gets the grease."
0
(0 Votes)
"The one who always [thinks he] knows the best never learns anything."
0
(0 Votes)
"The one who never has time accomplishes the least."
Note : Source: Ström (1981), 373
0
(0 Votes)
"The one who bids for much, often loses the whole deal."
Meaning -
Note : Similar phrase: "Grasp all, lose all."
Note: This proverb is rhyming in Swedish.
Source: Holmqvist (1981), 66
0
(0 Votes)
"He who enters the game must endure it."
Note : Source: Ström (1981), 255
0
(0 Votes)
"The one who digs a pit for others, often falls into it him-/herself."
Meaning - If you're trying to make things go bad for someone else, you yourself will probably be the one it'll go bad for.
Note : Note: From the Bible, the book of Proverbs 26:27, Ecclesiastes 10:8 and Psalms 7:16.
Source: Bengtsson (1957), 36
0
(0 Votes)
"The one who lives shall see."
Meaning - Sometimes you just can't know how the future is going to be like.
Note : Source: Bengtsson (1957), 38
0
(0 Votes)
"He who sleeps does not sin."
Note : Source: Martinsson (1996), 298
0
(0 Votes)


Share


Follow Quotesmin on Twitter
Find Quotesmin on Facebook



Hot Topics
Love Quotes
Life Quotes
Funny Quotes
Friendship Quotes
Inspirational Quotes

Favorite Authors
William Shakespeare Quotes
Winston Churchill Quotes
Martin Luther King Jr Quotes
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
Mark Twain Quotes



Home Feedback For Advertise
© Quotesmin