118 Icelandic Proverbs
1. A bad rower blames the oar.
2. A dog bites the stone, not him who throws it.
3. A fall bodes a lucky journey from the house but not toward it.
4. A fat woman warms the night.
5. 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.
7. A man without a book is blind.
8. 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.
10. A quarter depends on cultivation.
11. A sitting crow starves.
12. A story is only half told if there is only one side presented.
13. A system that works is worth golden.
14. All is not gold that glistereth.
15. All old sayings have something in them.
16. All sails do not suit every ship.
17. 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.
19. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
20. An unlucky girl may make a good woman.