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1,257 Danish Proverbs

Fields have eyes and woods have ears.

Fine linen often conceals scabby skin.

Fine words butter no parsnips.

Fine words without deeds go not far.

Fingers were made before forks.

Fire and straw soon make a flame.

Fire and water are good servants but bad masters.

Fish and guests smell at three days old.

Fish and guests stink after three days.

Flattery is sweet food for those who can swallow it.

Flowers are the pledges of fruit.

Follow the customs, or fly the country.

For a good dinner and a gentle wife you can afford to wait.

Fortune often knocks at the door, but the fool does not invite her in.

Fortune rarely brings good or evil singly.

From children you must expect childish acts.

From clogs to clogs is only three generations.

From praise, as from a shadow, a man is neither bigger nor smaller.

Gifts make friendship lasting.

Gifts should be handed, not thrown.

Give a pig when it grunts, and a child when it cries, and you will have a fine pig, and a bad child.

Give a rogue an inch, and he will take an ell.

Give a thing, and take a thing, to wear the devil's gold ring.

Give to a pig when it grunts and a child when it cries , and you will have a fine pig and a bad child.

Give your wife the short knife, and keep the long one for yourself.