Proverbs

Top 65 Classic Danish Proverbs (WISDOM)

Top 10 Most Famous Danish Proverbs (BEST)

The road to a friend's house is never long.
The road to a friend’s house is never long.
What you are is God’s gift to you what you do with yourself is your gift to God.
What you are is God’s gift to you what you do with yourself is your gift to God.
What the sober man has in his heart, the drunkard has on his lips.
What the sober man has in his heart, the drunkard has on his lips.
Take losses and wins with the same attitude as they are part of life.
Take losses and wins with the same attitude as they are part of life.
People with nothing to say, often speak the most.
People with nothing to say, often speak the most. 
One should choose the lesser of two evils.
One should choose the lesser of two evils.
A small fire that warms you, is better than a large one that burns you.
A small fire that warms you, is better than a large one that burns you.
Sail while the breeze blows, wind and tide wait for no man.
Sail while the breeze blows, wind and tide wait for no man.
No one gets into trouble without his own help.
No one gets into trouble without his own help.
No man is so tall that he need never stretch, and none so small that he need never stoop.
No man is so tall that he need never stretch, and none so small that he need never stoop.

13 Wise Danish Proverbs About Life (WISDOM)

All the great things in life come with some kind of problem attached.
All the great things in life come with some kind of problem attached.
Don’t throw away dirty water before you have more clean water.
Don’t throw away dirty water before you have more clean water.
A gross belly does not produce a refined mind.
A gross belly does not produce a refined mind.
To the good listener, half a word is enough.
To the good listener, half a word is enough.
God feeds the birds that use their wings.
God feeds the birds that use their wings.
Children understand more than you think, so adults shouldn’t talk too loud about their secrets when kids are around.
Children understand more than you think, so adults shouldn’t talk too loud about their secrets when kids are around.
Don’t judge things and people based on their look.
Don’t judge things and people based on their look.
One bird in the hand is better than ten on the roof.
One bird in the hand is better than ten on the roof.
A good neighbour is better than a brother far off.
A good neighbour is better than a brother far off.
Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.
Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.
Wisdom goes not always by years.
Wisdom goes not always by years.
Keep not two tongues in one mouth.
Keep not two tongues in one mouth.
You may force a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.
You may force a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.

14 Danish Proverbs to Inspire Success

We must sow even after a bad harvest.
We must sow even after a bad harvest.
Many small streams make a large river.
Many small streams make a large river.
Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Better ask twice than lose your way once.
Better ask twice than lose your way once.
The most difficult mountain to cross is the threshold.
The most difficult mountain to cross is the threshold.
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
What is sweet in the mouth is not always good in the stomach.
What is sweet in the mouth is not always good in the stomach.
Don’t sail out farther than you can row back.
Don’t sail out farther than you can row back.
They are most cheated who cheat themselves.
They are most cheated who cheat themselves.
If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.
If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.
He who gives to me teaches me to give.
He who gives to me teaches me to give.
He that does not save pennies, will never have pounds.
He that does not save pennies, will never have pounds.

2 Danish Proverbs on Friendship

Life without a friend is death without a witness.
Life without a friend is death without a witness.
Better a friend’s bite than an enemy’s caress.
Better a friend’s bite than an enemy’s caress.

5 Danish Proverbs About Love

It is best to be off with the old love before you are on with the new.
It is best to be off with the old love before you are on with the new.
When love is not madness, it is not love.
When love is not madness, it is not love.
To have a woman is bad; to lose her is worse.
To have a woman is bad; to lose her is worse.
Love and poverty are hard to conceal.
Love and poverty are hard to conceal.
Faults are thick where love is thin.
Faults are thick where love is thin.

2 Danish Proverbs on Mother’s Love

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of priests.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of priests.
Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart.
Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart.

19 Danish Proverbs that will Make You Think

Ambition and revenge are always hungry.
Ambition and revenge are always hungry.
He who doesn’t open his eyes when he buys must still open his purse to pay.
He who doesn’t open his eyes when he buys must still open his purse to pay.
Laws, like the spider's webs, catch the flies and let the hawk go free.
Laws, like the spider’s webs, catch the flies and let the hawk go free.
Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.
Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.
Happiness does not give, it only lends.
Happiness does not give, it only lends.
From children and drunk people you’ll hear the truth.
From children and drunk people you’ll hear the truth.
A headstrong man and a fool may wear the same cap.
A headstrong man and a fool may wear the same cap.
A donkey that carries a lot of books is not necessarily learned.
A donkey that carries a lot of books is not necessarily learned.
Tomorrow is the busiest day of the year.
Tomorrow is the busiest day of the year.
You cannot take a cow from a man who has none.
You cannot take a cow from a man who has none.
Not everybody is as bad as he is dressed.
Not everybody is as bad as he is dressed.
Many have too much, but none enough.
Many have too much, but none enough.
If I die, I forgive you. If I live, we shall see.
If I die, I forgive you. If I live, we shall see.
Bad is never good until worse happens.
Bad is never good until worse happens.
One drink is just right, two is too many and three are too few.
One drink is just right, two is too many and three are too few.
Presents make women affable, priests indulgent, and the law crooked.
Presents make women affable, priests indulgent, and the law crooked.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
An old man’s sayings are rarely untrue.
An old man’s sayings are rarely untrue.
Every fool can find faults that a great many wise men can’t remedy.
Every fool can find faults that a great many wise men can’t remedy.

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