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70 Hungarian Proverbs About Life & Love (WISDOM)

Top 13 Most Famous Hungarian Proverbs

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The one who gets up early will find gold.
The one who gets up early will find gold.
Bargain like a gypsy, but pay like a gentleman.
Bargain like a gypsy, but pay like a gentleman.
Life is beautiful if it’s happening.
Life is beautiful if it’s happening.
Hunger is the best cook.
Hunger is the best cook.
Patience is a virtue, and a little will not hurt you.
Patience is a virtue, and a little will not hurt you.
Patience creates roses.
Patience creates roses.
A fool in the morning is fool in the afternoon.
A fool in the morning is fool in the afternoon.
It is a fine thing to die for one’s fatherland, but a still finer thing to live for it.
It is a fine thing to die for one’s fatherland, but a still finer thing to live for it.
Don't have too many irons in the fire.
Don’t have too many irons in the fire.
Walk slowly, you’ll get farther.
Walk slowly, you’ll get farther.
Once bitten, twice shy.
Once bitten, twice shy.
Like mother, like daughter.
Like mother, like daughter.
Unwillingness ends in groaning.
Unwillingness ends in groaning.

22 Inspirational Hungarian Proverbs About Life

The way you sow, the way you reap.
The way you sow, the way you reap.
Nature has given us two ears and one tongue.
Nature has given us two ears and one tongue.
A man with good judgment does not make the goat his gardener.
A man with good judgment does not make the goat his gardener.
Many small things can add up a big one.
Many small things can add up a big one.
Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
The covetous man is good to none and worst to himself.
The covetous man is good to none and worst to himself.
Even the blind chicken finds grains.
Even the blind chicken finds grains.
Forbidden fruit is sweet.
Forbidden fruit is sweet.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
The early bird catches the worm.
The early bird catches the worm.
The magpie wants a lot, but its tail can’t carry it all.
The magpie wants a lot, but its tail can’t carry it all.
The best defense is a good offense.
The best defense is a good offense.
Barking dogs seldom bite.
Barking dogs seldom bite.
He who dares, wins.
He who dares, wins.
There is no rose without thorns.
There is no rose without thorns.
Even the white lily casts a shadow.
Even the white lily casts a shadow.
Who doesn’t appreciate the little does not deserve the big.
Who doesn’t appreciate the little does not deserve the big.
Don’t make an elephant out of a mosquito.
Don’t make an elephant out of a mosquito.
Try to be in good company, even when you are alone.
Try to be in good company, even when you are alone.
He who trusts is happy; the doubter is wise.
He who trusts is happy; the doubter is wise.
Too much talk is poverty.
Too much talk is poverty.
Cheap meat produces thin broth.
Cheap meat produces thin broth.

4 Hungarian Proverbs About Love

The wife of a careless man is almost a widow.
The wife of a careless man is almost a widow.
It’s natural to have some disagreement between husband and wife.
It’s natural to have some disagreement between husband and wife.
Opposites attract each other.
Opposites attract each other.
Love is blind.
Love is blind.
You’ll recognize the bird from its feathers, the man from his friends.
You’ll recognize the bird from its feathers, the man from his friends.

5 Hungarian Proverbs on Learning

Books are silent masters.
Books are silent masters.
Repetition is the mother of knowledge.
Repetition is the mother of knowledge.
Necessity is the greatest teacher.
Necessity is the greatest teacher.
Do more things by wisdom than by force.
Do more things by wisdom than by force.
Knowledge is power.
Knowledge is power.

2 Hungarian Proverbs on Fear

He who is feared by many must be afraid of many.
He who is feared by many must be afraid of many.
Better to fear than to be frightened.
Better to fear than to be frightened.

3 Hungarian Proverbs on Time

There is nothing more precious than time.
There is nothing more precious than time.
Time is money.
Time is money.
Time heals all wounds.
Time heals all wounds.

20 Thought-Provoking Hungarian Proverbs

If women were not vain, men could teach them how to be.
If women were not vain, men could teach them how to be.
Stretch only as far as your blanket reaches.
Stretch only as far as your blanket reaches.
The lazy one tires twice.
The lazy one tires twice.
Grasp all, lose all.
Grasp all, lose all.
The walls have ears.
The walls have ears.
No one was ever hung for what he was thinking.
No one was ever hung for what he was thinking.
Even a blind chicken finds one grain.
Even a blind chicken finds one grain.
Men are like fish; the great ones devour the small.
Men are like fish; the great ones devour the small.
Misfortune comes on horseback and goes away on foot.
Misfortune comes on horseback and goes away on foot.
The horse has four legs and still stumbles.
The horse has four legs and still stumbles.
A lie has short legs.
A lie has short legs.
A fair face and a foul heart.
A fair face and a foul heart.
The wall will not punch back.
The wall will not punch back.
As one hollows in the woods, so it echoes back.
As one hollows in the woods, so it echoes back.
He who says A, should also say B too.
He who says A, should also say B too.
Whoever digs a hole for someone else, will fall in it themselves.
Whoever digs a hole for someone else, will fall in it themselves.
Misery loves company.
Misery loves company.
A fish rots from the head down.
A fish rots from the head down.
Although pepper is tiny, its taste is intense.
Although pepper is tiny, its taste is intense.
Iron ring made of wood.
Iron ring made of wood.

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