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1,257 Danish Proverbs

One to one, and two to the devil.

One who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.

One word beforehand is better than ten afterwards.

One would rather be bitten by wolves than by sheep.

Onions, smoke, and a shrew, make a good man's eyes water.

Other times, other folk.

"Own kin are the worst friends," said the fox, when he saw the foxy dogs after him.

Peace and a well-built house cannot be bought too dearly.

Peace feeds, war wastes; peace breeds, war consumes.

Peace must be bought even at a high price.

People must eat, even were every tree a gallows.

"Peter, I am taking a ride," said the goose, when the fox was running into the wood with her.

Pheasants are fools if they invite the hawk to dinner.

Philosophy bakes no bread.

Physicians rarely take medicine.

Poor relations have little honour.

Power often goes before talent.

Praise a fair day in the evening.

Praise a fool, and you may make him useful.

Praise borrowed from ancestors is but very sorry praise.

Praise is not pudding.

Praise is the hire of virtue.

Praise paves the way to friendship.

Praise the child, and you make love to the mother.

Precipitate counsel--perilous deed.