The following is an aggregation of a number of common (and a few less common) Finnish proverbs.

If you think many of these sound depressing or fatalistic, you're absolutely right. After all, these were created by peasants living in a country ruled alternatively by tsars and Swedish lords where the cold, bitter winter lasts 9 months, famine and pestilence knocked on doors yearly and even the religion is unforgiving.

The pedant will probably also notice that a few of the sayings above aren't true proscriptive proverbs but merely metaphors, mutta hey, resistance is useless.

Feel free to /msg me any ideas for worthwhile additions.

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