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50 Inspirational Polish Proverbs About Life (WISDOM)

Top 10 Most Famous Polish Proverbs

If you don’t have what you like, like what you have.
If you don’t have what you like, like what you have.
To divide the skin while it’s still on the bear.
To divide the skin while it’s still on the bear.
From the rain, straight under the drainpipe.
From the rain, straight under the drainpipe.
Poverty does not lose its virtue.
Poverty does not lose its virtue.
Better a sparrow in hand than a pigeon on the roof.
Better a sparrow in hand than a pigeon on the roof.
A Pole is wise after the harm’s been done.
A Pole is wise after the harm’s been done.
Watch the faces of those who bow low.
Watch the faces of those who bow low.
Misfortunes come in pairs.
Misfortunes come in pairs.
Once among the crows, caw as they do.
Once among the crows, caw as they do.
A wolf carried away [its prey] many a time, [but] was eventually carried away itself.
A wolf carried away [its prey] many a time, [but] was eventually carried away itself.

3 Polish Proverbs About Love

(Hidden) from the eyes, (out) from the heart.
(Hidden) from the eyes, (out) from the heart.
Old love does not corrode.
Old love does not corrode.
Those who argue, like each other.
Those who argue, like each other.

13 Polish Proverbs That Will Inspire You In Life

As you make your bed, so you must lie.
As you make your bed, so you must lie.
Every stick has two ends.
Every stick has two ends.
Once on the wagon, once underneath it.
Once on the wagon, once underneath it.
The master’s eye makes the horse fat.
The master’s eye makes the horse fat.
Fortune favors the bold.
Fortune favors the bold.
How you make your bed will determine how well you’ll sleep.
How you make your bed will determine how well you’ll sleep.
It’s better to have a sparrow in one’s hand than a dove on the roof.
It’s better to have a sparrow in one’s hand than a dove on the roof.
Two heads aren’t one.
Two heads aren’t one.
Things done in a hurry are cursed by the devil.
Things done in a hurry are cursed by the devil.
What happened can’t unhappen.
What happened can’t unhappen.
What’s too much isn’t healthy.
What’s too much isn’t healthy.
Even in Paris, they can’t make rice out of oats.
Even in Paris, they can’t make rice out of oats.
Polish person is smart after the damage is done.
Polish person is smart after the damage is done.

4 Polish Proverbs About Food

Appetite comes with eating.
Appetite comes with eating.
Without work, there’s no kalach [cake].
Without work, there’s no kalach [cake].
The apple falls not far from the tree.
The apple falls not far from the tree.
The way he eats (is) the way he works.
The way he eats (is) the way he works.

20 Polish Proverbs To Ponder

Hope is the mother of the stupid.
Hope is the mother of the stupid.
You can’t get a headache from abundance.
You can’t get a headache from abundance.
He who digs pits for others will fall in them himself.
He who digs pits for others will fall in them himself.
Where there are six cooks, there’s nothing to eat.
Where there are six cooks, there’s nothing to eat.
The scythe met the stone.
The scythe met the stone.
The awl has come out of the sack.
The awl has come out of the sack.
The drowning man catches at a razor blade.
The drowning man catches at a razor blade.
When the hag gets off the cart, the horses have it easier.
When the hag gets off the cart, the horses have it easier.
Not my circus, not my monkeys.
Not my circus, not my monkeys.
All roads lead to Rome.
All roads lead to Rome.
My home is my castle.
My home is my castle.
You become whom you befriend.
You become whom you befriend.
Every country has its customs.
Every country has its customs.
Where’s Rome, where’s Crimea.
Where’s Rome, where’s Crimea.
The wolf carried a number of times and then was carried itself.
The wolf carried a number of times and then was carried itself.
Just oil always ends up surfacing.
Just oil always ends up surfacing.
He who digs a pit for others falls in himself.
He who digs a pit for others falls in himself.
History repeats itself.
History repeats itself.
There where a man is in a hurry, the devil has a ball.
There where a man is in a hurry, the devil has a ball.
Lord’s grace rides on a motley horse.
Lord’s grace rides on a motley horse.

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