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1,257 Danish Proverbs

You cannot serve God and mammon.

You cannot shear the sheep closer than the skin.

You cannot shift an old tree without it dying.

You cannot take a cow from a man who has none.

You cannot take a shirt from a naked man.

You may always find an opportunity in your sleeve, if you like.

You may as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb.

You may call that your own which no one can take from you.

You may cook in small pots aw well as in large ones.

You may force a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.

You may force a man to shut his eyes, but not to sleep.

You may force an ox to the water, but you cannot make him drink.

You may gain by fair words what may fail you by angry ones.

You may get something off a bone, but nothing off a stone.

You may light another's candle at your own without loss.

You may often feel that heavily on your back which you took lightly on your conscience.

You may preach ever so long to the wolf, he will nevertheless call for the lamb before night.

You may shut your doors against a thief, but not against a liar.

You may speak with your gold and make other tongues silent.

You may take a horse to the water, but you can't make him drink.

You must be strong to pull a rope against a stronger.

You must contrive to bake with the flour you have.

You must have good luck to catch hares with a drum.

You must howl with the wolves when you are among them.

You must judge a maiden at the kneading trough, and not in a dance.