Danish Proverbs & Sayings

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Let us be civilised and share proverbs and sayings over a tray of the most delicious Danish pastries.

 

“A cock is valiant on his own dunghill.”
—Danish.

A man without a boat is a prisoner.
– Faroese Proverb
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Better ask twice than lose your way once.
– Danish Proverb
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Chop, and you will have splinters.
– Danish
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Flowers are the pledges of fruit.
—From the Danish.
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Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.
~Danish Proverb
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Give to a pig when it grunts and a child when it cries , and you will have a fine pig and a bad child.
– Danish Proverb

He who sows peas on the highway does not get all the pods into his barn.
– Danish

He who would leap far must first take a long run.
– Danish

He who stands high is seen from afar.
—From the Danish.

If envy were a fever, all the world would be ill.
~Danish Proverb

Many people are like clocks, they show one hour and strike another.
– Danish Proverb
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No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor.
Danish Proverb


One should not light a fire unless one wants to cook.
– Denmark

Shut your door in such a way that you can open it again.
– Denmark

She is a foolish woman who blames her own cabbage.
– Denmark

Young pigs grunt as old pigs grunted before them.
– Danish Proverb

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