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Norway Proverbs, Quotes and Sayings

Norwegian Proverbs, Quotes and Sayings

Norwegian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“The best remedy against getting drunk is keeping sober.”
– Norwegian Proverb

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“Behind the clouds, the sky is always blue.”
– Norwegian Proverb

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“The fair wind blows even if the sailor does not see it.”
– Norwegian Proverb

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“It is the law that judges, not the judge.”
– Norwegian Proverb

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“The best friends are fewest.”
– Norwegian Quote

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“Either conform to the customs or flee the country.”
– Norwegian Quote

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“Good fortune is loaned, not owned.”
– Norwegian Saying

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“The pardon may be more severe than the penalty.”
– Norwegian Saying

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“Out on a trip, never sulky.”
– Norwegian Saying

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“Don’t sell the hide until you’ve shot the bear.”
– Norwegian Saying

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“Old habit, hard to turn.”
– Norwegian Saying

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“No fish without bones.”
– Norwegian Saying

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“The more cooks, the more mess.”
– Norwegian Saying

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“When the cat is gone, the mice dance on the table.”
– Norwegian Saying

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“There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.”
– Norwegian Saying

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“Do not count a person’s years, until he has nothing else to count.”
– Norwegian Saying

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” You might as well try to hold an eel by the tail.”
– Norwegian Saying

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“A good anvil does not fear the hammer.”
– Norwegian Saying

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“Better to have one bird in the hand than ten on the roof.”
– Norwegian Saying

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“Even a blind hen may occasionally pick up a grain.”
– Norwegian Saying

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“He that makes himself a sheep shall be eaten by the wolf.”
– Norwegian Saying

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Norway Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

  • Country:        Kingdom of Norway
  • Capital:          Oslo
  • Population:   5.2 million
  • Demonym:    Norwegian

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Famous Norwegian People

  • Erik Thorvaldsson – Erik the Red
  • Roald Amundsen
  • Thor Heyerdahl
  • Henrik Ibsen
  • Edvard Munch
  • Max Manus
  • Knut Hamsun
  • Jo Nesbø
  • Fridtjof Nansen
  • Edvard Grieg
  • Morten Harket

Norwegian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“Straight ahead is shortest, but not always easiest.”
– Norwegian Proverb

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