Swedish Proverbs (101-118)

Weeds grow best in good ground.

Where sin drives, shame sits in the back seat.

Old shoes need much wax.

In calm water every ship has a good captain.

No one thinks of the snow that fell last year.

No one is so tall that he has not sometimes stretched himself.

In war all suffer defeat, even the victors.

Fear is greater than danger.

Each one thinks much of his own wisdom,
therefore the world is full of fool.

A lazy thief is better than a lazy servant.

Old people have always new pains.

Small people often live in big houses.

No thief steals love, but love often makes thieves.

A tree bears fruit even if stones are thrown at it.

The sun shines even into a little room.

The stomach is the workshop of the body.

Don't throw away the old bucket until
you know whether the new one holds water.

Many make themselves a dog for the sake of a bone.

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