Best Finland Quotes : Finland Sayings In Life

These Finland quotes will inspire you. Finland officially the Republic of Finland is a Nordic country and a member state of the European Union in Northern Europe.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Finland quotes, Finland sayings, and Finland proverbs.

Famous Finland Quotes

  1. “In Finland, getting a university degree is the first thing that you expect your kids to do.” ~ Renny Harlin
  2. “Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland. If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States.” ~ Harri Holkeri
  3. “In Finland, we have equal political rights for women and men. We do not regard ourselves according to sex.” ~ Harri Holkeri
  4. “Digital Chocolate has 60% of its developers in Finland where the sun never sets in the summer and there is nothing to do outside in the winter, so we are very productive!” ~ Trip Hawkins

  5. “The Baltic Sea is becoming more and more polluted. Not everybody living near the shore of the Baltic Sea is protecting it. It is the water of life for countries like Finland and Sweden.” ~ Harri Holkeri
  6. “The Finland of the 21st century can thrive only if women of learning – in common with their male counterparts – are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full.” ~ Tarja Halonen
  7. “It proved to be pretty impossible to get funds for a feature film in Finland. It’s still small, but the film industry was miniscule at that point in the early ’80s.” ~ Renny Harlin
  8. “When I was a kid, I remember playing hockey outside and whenever you did, you thought about playing for Finland vs. Sweden. Thats just the way it was.” ~ Teemu Selanne

  9. “I did some film reviews for small papers in Finland and things like that to be able to keep living here.” ~ Renny Harlin
  10. “I loved movies and went to see every movie I could in Finland.” ~ Renny Harlin
  11. “He saved the production a tremendous amount. Now they did the scene where Omar is on the horse and he’s in the deep snow, they went to Finland to do that. That scene they went to Finland for a week. I wasn’t around then.” ~ Rod Steiger
  12. “Finland, and all the other European countries, we are too dependent on imported energy. We should be using a broader variety of energy resources.” ~ Tarja Halonen

  13. “Eventually, in ’84, we made a film for a little over a million dollars – with American actors that was shot in English – that was shown in Finland A little action film called Born American.” ~ Renny Harlin
  14. “The countries who do the best in international comparisons, whether it’s Finland or Japan, Denmark or Singapore, do well because they have professional teachers who are respected, and they also have family and community which support learning.” ~ Howard Gardner
  15. “I haven’t been baptized. My dad’s not in the church and is not a religious person. My mum is more spiritual – she does Thai-chi and goes to Stonehenge and things like that. I’m proud to be pagan. Finland is not really a religious country. I’m still looking for my god.” ~ Ville Valo
  16. “Finland must not be allowed to disappear off the map.” ~ Neville Chamberlain

  17. “My favorite country is Finland because once you get to a certain point, you can drive for hours without seeing a single person. I love peace and quiet – something I don’t get very often.” ~ Christopher Lee , Finland quotes love
  18. “(Finland is a famously introverted nation. Finnish joke: How can you tell if a Finn likes you? He’s staring at your shoes instead of his own.)” ~ Susan Cain
  19. “Since when has Finland been a rotten place to live in?” ~ David Attenborough
  20. “O to be in Finland/ now that Russia’s here)” ~ e. e. cummings

  21. “America is a noisy culture, unlike, say, Finland, which values silence. Individualism, dominant in the U.S. and Germany, promotes the direct, fast-paced style of communication associated with extraversion. Collectivistic societies, such as those in East Asia, value privacy and restraint, qualities more characteristic of introverts.” ~ Laurie Helgoe
  22. “How can the United States be competitive globally if higher education is unaffordable? Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Scotland and Sweden have no tuition for college. Other countries have low tuition. We need the best educated workforce in the world. Instead of spending endless amounts on the military, we need to invest in our young people.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  23. “We can’t fire our way to Finland.” ~ Linda Darling-Hammond
  24. “To fall asleep in your embrace,Land of our dreams, what bliss,O you our cradle, you our grave,You the new hope we ever crave,Peninsula so beautiful,Finland for aye our all!” ~ Aleksis Kivi

  25. “Females avoid conflict. They are afraid of violence. The males, on the other hand, are less averse to strife. But once conflict breaks out, the males are much better at reconciling. In a study done in Finland, children who had quarreled were asked how much longer they intended to be angry at one another. The boys proudly said: “Oh, at least one or two days.” The girls said “forever”.” ~ Frans de Waal
  26. “In Finland, within very broad government guidelines, teachers create their own curricula together across schools in every community and district. They don’t confine collaboration to their own individual schools and to just implementing other people’s ideas.” ~ Andy Hargreaves
  27. “You cannot trust people who have such bad cuisine. It [Great Britain] is the country with the worst food after Finland.” ~ Jacques Chirac
  28. “It is positive that the change in Finland means a rush in the elections and not in the streets.” ~ Tarja Halonen

  29. “We love and lose in China, we weep on England’s moors, and laugh and moan in Guinea, and thrive on Spanish shores. We seek success in Finland, are born and die in Maine. In minor ways we differ, in major we’re the same.” ~ Maya Angelou
  30. “The country that consistently ranks among the highest in educational achievement is Finland. A rich country, but education is free. Germany, education is free. France, education is free.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  31. “The reason why Nokia has been built in Finland is simply because Finland was very far behind in terms of infrastructure, so it was relatively easy to implement new technology.” ~ Maurice Levy
  32. “Finland has produced so many brilliant distance runners because back home it costs $2.50 a gallon for gas.” ~ Esa Tikkanen

  33. “I like what’s going on in Finland, with the rebirth of Beherit. I also like a band called Oranssi Pazuzu and a band called Spiderpact. There’s a great scene there where they don’t really care what’s going on elsewhere and create music in their own vacuum.” ~ Mat McNerney
  34. “My mother lives in Moscow, and I would like to visit her. Now she always has to travel to Finland or a Baltic country to meet me. But I have to expect that my papers would be confiscated in Moscow immediately, and that they would harass my family. I can still have more impact in the West with my books and lectures.” ~ Garry Kasparov , Finland quotes travel
  35. “Contemporary nations such as Sweden, Norway, and Finland, where women are half of the national legislatures, have more caring policies, less violence, and more environmentally sustainable policies. These are connections we must pay attention to if we are to build a better future for us all.” ~ Riane Eisler
  36. “My husband is from Finland, so every so often I’ll throw a Scandinavian-themed party.” ~ Sarah Rafferty

  37. “I was starting a group of musicians and we had a group of young composers in Finland back in the ’70s, and the real conductors, the professional conductors at the time were not interested in our stuff.” ~ Esa-Pekka Salonen
  38. “Finland is a rich country. What have they got? They got Nokia phones and plywood. How’d they get so rich? Because they’re free.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke
  39. “If you go to Norway, Finland, Russia or Australia, youll see Xerox or Fuji-Xerox people, not just the name on the door. We have human beings who live and work and serve customers everywhere around the globe.” ~ Ursula Burns
  40. “The 20th century peatlands ditching in Finland was the worst human environmental destruction action in Europe.” ~ Pentti Linkola

  41. “The fact is that Britain is the most warlike nation on earth. In the history of armed combat, we are the only democracy to have declared war on another democracy – England versus Finland in the second world war, in case you’re interested – and we’re always at the front of the queue when Johnny Foreigner gets a bit uppity. Who stood up to the Kaiser? Who stood up to Adolf? And let’s not forget the Argies. What other country would have sent its fleet halfway round the world and lost 250 men to protect a flock of sheep and some oil that might or might not be there? We’re still at it.” ~ Jeremy Clarkson
  42. “I attended a lecture by a gray-haired old man from Finland, who later I discovered was the architect Alvar Aalto. I was very moved. I wasn’t interested in architecture, but it was a moving thing I’ve never forgotten.” ~ Frank Gehry
  43. “Bernie Sanders did not wake up last night with this great idea that we should guarantee health care to all people as a right. Actually, it exists in every other major country on earth. You don’t know that, because the media has forgotten to tell you that. But it does exist. In Denmark, because of union negotiations, the minimum wage is about $20 an hour. In Germany, you go to college tuition-free. In Finland, they actually pay you to go to college. Now, you don’t know that in America because CBS forgot to tell you. But that is the reality.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  44. “I live in a small country in Europe – Finland – and I don’t speak English well and I had nothing to do with publishing houses in the West. I lived in complete isolation.” ~ Hassan Blasim

  45. “There’s so many ways in which Canada and America are inextricably connected politically, economically, socially. There’s no stepping away. But at the same time, we don’t have a say. Canada is a different country. Sometimes I think of it as Finland in the Soviet era. We’re totally free, but we’re totally free to agree, basically. If we disagree too heartily or over too sensitive an issue, then we pay a price for that.” ~ Bruce Cockburn
  46. “The United States ranks 14th in the world in education. Even if we subtract Sarah Palin’s test scores, it only bumps us to third. Damn you, Finland!” ~ Christopher Titus
  47. “You know, in some ways conducting is counter-intuitive. It’s like winter driving in Finland – if you skid, the natural reaction is to fight with the wheel and jam on the brakes, which is the quickest way to get killed. What you have to do is let go, and the car will right itself. It’s the same when an orchestra loses its ensemble. You have to resist the temptation to semaphore, and let the orchestra find its own way back to the pulse.” ~ Esa-Pekka Salonen
  48. “I ran for myself, not Finland.” ~ Paavo Nurmi

  49. “A Russian should rejoice if Poland, the Baltic Provinces, Finland, Armenia, should be separated, freed from Russia; so with an Englishman in regard to Ireland, India and other possessions; and each should help to do this, because the greater the state, the more wrong and cruel is its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded. Therefore, if we really wish to be what we profess to be, we must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease, its weakening, and help this forward with all our might.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  50. “People in Finland have also adopted me because of my dad, and that’s great, but it’s the one language I can’t speak.” ~ Nico
  51. “Each day brought just another minute of the things they could not leave behind. Jane Barrington sitting on the train coming back to Leningrad from Moscow, holding on to her son, knowing she had failed him, crying for Alexander, wanting another drink, and Harold, in his prison cell, crying for Alexander, and Yuri Stepanov on his stomach in the mud in Finland, crying for Alexander, and Dasha in the truck, on the Ladoga ice, crying for Alexander, and Tatiana on her knees in the Finland marsh, screaming for Alexander, and Anthony, alone with his nightmares, crying for his father.” ~ Paullina Simons
  52. “Correlations are not explanations and besides, they can be as spurious as the high correlation in Finland between foxes killed and divorces.” ~ Gunnar Myrdal

  53. “We have a huge game coming up in semi-finals. Just studying Finland or the Americans, whoever we’re playing. Just moving forward, working hard in practice and making sure we stay sharp.” ~ Gillian Apps
  54. “The trouble with writing a book about yourself is that you can’t fool around. If you write about someone else, you can stretch the truth from here to Finland. If you write about yourself the slightest deviation makes you realize instantly that there may be honor among thieves, but you are just a dirty liar.” ~ Groucho Marx
  55. “Was it a good idea to spend taxpayer dollars on electric cars in Finland, or on windmills in China? Was it a good idea to borrow all this money from countries like China and spend it on all these various different interest groups?” ~ Paul Ryan

  56. “When you travel from your own country to another country for a long period, you do become aware of the differences. For example, verbal expression is much more important in France – in Finland people don’t speak so much. Also, Finnish people say things directly; that kind of direct honesty would be very impolite in France.” ~ Kaija Saariaho
  57. “Finnish forests: Let us remind the satellite pictures of the 1970’s winter in which the old forest appeared black and young forest and cut downs white. Already then the Finnish borders were like drawn on the map: White Finland between black Karelian and black Sweden. Finnish Forest Research Institute hicced up some time and then decided that the pictures are fake.” ~ Pentti Linkola

Finland shares land borders with Sweden to the west, Russia to the east, Norway to the north, and is defined by the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea across Estonia to the south.

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