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1,257 Danish Proverbs

The pot boils best on your own hearth.

The pot calls the kettle black.

The pride of the poor does not endure.

The priest to his book, the peasant to his plough.

The raven always thinks that her young ones are the whitest.

The raven chides blackness.

The raven is fair when the rook is not by.

The rich widow's tears soon dry.

The road to a friend's house is never long.

The road to heaven is equally short, where'er we die.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

The scoffer's own house is often on fire.

The scraping hen will get something; the crouching hen nothing.

The sheep that bleat the most give the least milk.

The shirt is nearer to the body than the coat.

The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot.

The shoemakers children go barefoot.

The silent man is most trusted.

The sky is not the less blue because the blind man does not see it.

The sleeping fox catches no poultry.

The sow prefers the mire.

The steps at court are slippery.

The still swine eat the mash. the wind ones run past it.

The sting of a reproach is the truth of it.

The stone that everybody spits upon will be wet at the last.