Norse Proverbs (61 Proverbs)


  • A club drenched in blood easily finds its mark.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • I saw and was silent, I saw and pondered, I listened to the speech of men.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • One who sees his friends roasted on a spit tells all he knows.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • The wolf and the dog do not play together.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • A head stuck on a pike no longer conspires.
    (Norse Proverb)


  • If haply a fool should find for himself wealth or a woman's love, pride waxes in him but wisdom never and onward he fares in his folly.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • Praise day at even, a wife when dead, a weapon when tried, a maid when married, ice when 'tis crossed, and ale when 'tis drunk.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • There is mingling in friendship when man can utter all his whole mind to another.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • A lying tongue had bereft him of life, and all without reason of right.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • In sweet converse call the righteous to thy side, learn a healing song while thou livest.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • Put to the sword those that disagree.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • There is naught so vile as a fickle tongue.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • A man who has his feet hacked off cannot scurry far.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • In thy home be joyous and generous to guests discreet shalt thou be in thy bearing.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • Rejoice not ever at tidings of ill, but glad let thy soul be in good.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • Thou shalt never sleep in the arms of a sorceress, lest she should lock thy limbs.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • A righteous man by praise will render thee firm in favor and love.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • It is the still and silent sea that drowns a man.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • Rise never at nighttime, except thou art spying.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • To be without silver is better than to be without honor.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • At every door-way, ere one enters, one should spy round.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • It's best to search while the trail is new.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • Seek not ever to draw to thyself in love-whispering another's wife.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • Two heads cut off and thrown high into the tree have only the winds with which to scheme..
    (Norse Proverb)

  • Be never the first with friend of thine to break the bond of fellowship.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • Less good than they say for the sons of men is the drinking oft of ale: for the more they drink, the less can they think and keep a watch o'er their wits.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • So shall she charm that thou shalt not heed the council, or words of the king.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • We speak them fairest when thoughts are falsest and wile the wisest of hearts.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • Be not a shoemaker nor yet a shaft maker save for thyself alone: let the shoe be misshapen, or crooked the shaft, and a curse on thy head will be called.
    (Norse Proverb)

  • Let him speak soft words and offer wealth who longs for a woman's love.
    (Norse Proverb)


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