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1,257 Danish Proverbs

Pretty children sing pretty songs.

Profit is better than fame.

Promises and undressed cloth are apt to shrink.

Put your hand quickly to your hat, and slowly in your purse, and you will take no harm.

Quick and well seldom go together.

Rain comes oft after sunshine, and after a dark cloud a clear sky.

Rather the egg to-day than the hen to-morrow.

Rats and conquerors must expect no mercy in misfortune.

Reconciled friendship is like a badly healed wound.

Relatives are the worst friends, said the fox as the dogs took after him.

Rest is good after the work is done.

Riches and favour go before wisdom and art.

Riches are often abused, but never refused.

Riches breed care, poverty is safe.

Rust consumes iron, and envy consumes itself.

Sail while the breeze blows, wind and tide wait for no man.

Secret gifts are openly rewarded.

Set a fox to catch a fox.

Shame comes to no man unless he himself help it on the way.

Shared sorrow is half sorrow.

Short flax makes long thread.

Short pleasure often brings long repentance.

Should the heavens fall, many pipkins will be broken.

Sickness comes in haste, and goes at leisure.

Sickness comes uninvited--no need to bespeak it.