188 Finnish Proverbs
1. A bird in the hand is worth ten in the bush.
2. A cat lives on praise, a dog by pats on the head.
3. A child is like an axe; even if it hurts, you stil carry them on your shoulders.
4. A Finn doesn´t believe before he has seen.
5. A good bell is heard from far, a bad one still further.
6. A good deal for two, is a clip on the ears of a third.
7. A little bit of experience is better than a barrel full of knowledge.
8. A man is valued by his work, not his words.
9. A man without a wife is like a field without a fence.
10. A married man has many sorrows -- an unmarried man has one more.
11. A month from a skylark, a half from a finch, a little from a wagtail and not a day from a swallow.
12. A new day shows a new way.
13. A sauna -- the poor man's pharmacy.
14. A sauna makes a woman most beautiful one hour after the bath.
15. A snotnose may grow up to be a man; but he who laughs without cause, never.
16. A soldier's no boor though no gentleman either.
17. A town takes your money though your pockets be empty.
18. A widow, like a widower, is a house without a roof.
19. A willing helper comes without asking.
20. Actions have consequences.