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1,257 Danish Proverbs

It is folly to drown on dry land.

It is folly to fear what one cannot avoid.

It is folly to sing twice to a deaf man.

It is folly to take a thorn out of another's foot and put it into your own.

It is good to be priest at Easter, child in Lent, peasant at Christmas, and foal in harvest-time.

It is good to lend to God and to the soil--they pay good interest.

It is good to make a bridge of gold to a flying enemy.

It is hard to glean after a niggardly husbandman.

It is hard to labour with an empty belly.

It is hard to live in Rome and strive against the Pope.

It is hard to lure hawks with empty hands.

It is hard to make a fire on a cold hearth.

It is hard to pay for bread that has been eaten.

It is hard to sail without wind, and to grind without water.

It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks.

It is hard to track the path the ship follows in the ocean.

It is no use hiding from a friend what is known to an enemy.

It is not all gold that glitters.

It is not all who turn their backs that flee.

It is not easy to guard the hen that lays her eggs abroad.

It is not easy to know your butter in another man's cabbage.

It is not easy to pluck hairs from a bald pate.

It is not easy to sting a bear with a straw.

It is not easy to straighten in the oak the crook that grew in the sapling.

It is not easy to walk upon the devil's ice.