Swedish Proverbs

Written by Joanne Asala

Retail: $14.95
ISBN: 9780941016988
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 63

Sweden’s rich literary heritage is full of homespun philosophy, simple truths, bits of collective wisdom, and good old common sense. And proverbs that “say what all men think.” For example:
* Better to suffer for the truth than be praised for the lie.
* Even the smallest of stars shines in the darkness.
* The rich have money, the poor have children.
* Do not cross the river to find water.
* Guests should not forget to go home.
* Even a blind hen will sometimes find a grain.

The book is illustrated with early twentieth-century travel guides to Sweden. Covers have color photographs of Swedish sights.