Finnish Folk Sayings
You don't get
anywhere if you run in your thoughts.
A little bit of experience is better than a barrel full of knowledge.
Even the clock shows the time without knowing anything.
I love others too, but I love myself more.
Your memory can let you down like it did a Finn who was carving a wooden spoon.
You get a lot of these blows, said the busy bee when he flew against a brick wall.
A man is valued by his work, not his words.
If you're short of trouble take a goat!
Wet your finger in tar and soon it is all over you.
Water runs a whole mile downstream easier than an inch upstream.
In sunshine the dust is seen.
The devil dances nowhere as much as between a couple.
You're just like a baby - one never knows what comes and when it comes.
If you have ploughed with oxen, married a widow and never said a bad word - surely you go to heaven.
Other people slept, I was awake; the cat had all the baby's milk.