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118 Icelandic Proverbs.



1. A bad rower blames the oar.. Icelandic Proverb. A bad rower blames the oar.

2. A dog bites the stone, not him who throws it.. Icelandic Proverb. A dog bites the stone, not him who throws it.

3. A fall bodes a lucky journey from the house but not toward it.. Icelandic Proverb. A fall bodes a lucky journey from the house but not toward it.

4. A fat woman warms the night.. Icelandic Proverb. A fat woman warms the night.

5. A greasy kitchen; a will with not much in it.. Icelandic Proverb. A greasy kitchen; a will with not much in it.

6. A man too busy to take care of his health is like a farmer too lazy to plant his field.. Icelandic Proverb. A man too busy to take care of his health is like a farmer too lazy to plant his field.

7. A man without a book is blind.. Icelandic Proverb. A man without a book is blind.

8. A man yearns for his paradise but it could become his hell.. Icelandic Proverb. A man yearns for his paradise but it could become his hell.

9. A man's will can be his paradise, but it can also be his hell.. Icelandic Proverb. A man's will can be his paradise, but it can also be his hell.

10. A quarter depends on cultivation.. Icelandic Proverb. A quarter depends on cultivation.

11. A sitting crow starves.. Icelandic Proverb. A sitting crow starves.

12. A story is only half told if there is only one side presented.. Icelandic Proverb. A story is only half told if there is only one side presented.

13. A system that works is worth golden.. Icelandic Proverb. A system that works is worth golden.

14. All is not gold that glistereth.. Icelandic Proverb. All is not gold that glistereth.

15. All old sayings have something in them.. Icelandic Proverb. All old sayings have something in them.

16. All sails do not suit every ship.. Icelandic Proverb. All sails do not suit every ship.

17. Although he comes and cuts me down, I'll grow next spring.. Icelandic Proverb. Although he comes and cuts me down, I'll grow next spring.

18. An offer of friendship to a friend's foe is unbecoming an honorable man.. Icelandic Proverb. An offer of friendship to a friend's foe is unbecoming an honorable man.

19. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.. Icelandic Proverb. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

20. An unlucky girl may make a good woman.. Icelandic Proverb. An unlucky girl may make a good woman.

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