Danish Proverbs

Danish Proverbs

A fool is like all other men as long as he remains silent

A friend's frown is better than a fool's smile

A man has two ears and one mouth; he therefore should listen more than he talks

A person's character reaches town before the person does

A truth telling woman has few friends

All wish to live long, but none to be called old

An evil eye can see no good.

Better an open enemy than a false friend

Better to deny at once, than to promise long

Between saying and doing there is a great distance

Do not judge your friend until you stand in his place

Do not keep secret from your friend what your enemy already knows

Envy does not enter an empty house

He is not yet born who can please everybody

He must be a clever host that would take the devil into his hostelry

He who has a good neighbour has a good morning

He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning

He who knows how to beg may leave his money at home

If you have no money, be polite

 It is too late to learn to swim when the water is up to your lips

 It is too late to throw water on the cinders when the house is burnt down

Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone

Laziness is the devil's pillow

Luck sometimes visits a fool, but never sits down with him

One bag of money is stronger than two bags of truth

One eye is a better witness than two ears

Shame comes to no man unless he himself help it on the way

When every one minds his own business the work is done