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Norwegian Proverbs and Quotes

Norwegians (ethnic group)

Norwegian Proverbs and Quotes

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

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“Behind the clouds, the sky is always blue.”

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

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

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“The best friends are fewest.”

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“Either conform to the customs or flee the country.”

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“Good fortune is loaned, not owned.”

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

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

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Norway

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

Map of Norway

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

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