You will reach your destination even though you travel slowly.
You do not really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks.
You can’t complain about the sea if you suffer shipwreck for the second time.
Wrath often consumes what god gives husbands.
When your neighbor’s wall breaks, your own is in danger.
Useless wisdom is double foolishness.
Two make an army against one.
To whom it itches, scratches it.
There will fly no fried goose into the sleeping mans mouth.
There seldom is a single wave.
The twigs are rarely better than the trunk.
The spoon maker’s children have often the worst spoons.
The revenge that is postponed is not forgotten.
One enemy is too many; 100 friends are far too few.
On the ladder to success there is always somebody on the rung above you and who uses your head to steady himself.
Often beautiful nuts has an ugly core.
Never is a good verse too often said.
Need is not governed by the law.
Need is a bad negotiator.
Much always longs for more.
Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating.
It would be good to have two mouths and speak to yourself with both.
It is difficult to steal when the boss is a thief.
Hunger, work, and sweat are the best herbs.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
God helps those who help themselves.
Few are like father, no one is like mother.
Everyone wants to live long, but no one wants to be called old.
Everyone wants to be lord, but no one wants to carry the bag.
Every story has two sides and every song has twelve versions.
Every man likes the smell of his own farts.
Every man is the smith of his own fortune.
Each country has its own custom.
Character is always corrupted by prosperity.
Better wise language than well combed hair.
Better to drink the milk than to eat the cow.
Bare is the back of a brother less man.
Bad birds seldom bring good weather.
As the old birds sing, so do the young ones tweet.
All sails do not suit every ship.
All old sayings have something in them.
A story is only half told if only one side has been presented.
A sitting crow starves.
man’s will can be his paradise, but it can also be his hell.
A man yearns for his paradise but it could become his hell.
A lenient doctor creates stinking injuries.
A greasy kitchen; a will with not much in it.
A good beginning makes a good ending.
A burnt child keeps away from fire.
A bad rower blames the oar.
Icelandic proverbs are particularly insightful and therefore smart to use. I here describe such proverbs related to people of Iceland. Enjoy the Icelandic Proverbs which are given above the page.