Hungarian Proverbs


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You haven't yet caught the bird, still you are already plucking her.

You may go to Kukutyin to sharpen oats.

You should not only know what is right but also do it.

You try to trade at a deserted place.

You'd better have one hundred who envy you than one who is sorry for you.

Who hunts two hares, does not catch even one.

Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

Whom a serpent has bitten, is afraid of a lizard.

Whosoever chooses to deny their past cannot expect to find a future.

Wise men learn by others' harm.

Without driving even a goat would not go to the market.

Women, a goose and two women make a whole fair.

Work is burning down to his nail.

Work is burning under his hand.

You do not need a basket to pick well-known strawberries.

you don't cherish the little, you don't deserve the more.

What he gains at the toll, loses at the customs.

Where pig is proffered, go round with a sack.

Time passes, it waits for nobody.

Try and combine the pleasant with the useful.

What is delayed may happen later.

Where there are many masters the servant becomes mad.

Tit for tat.

Try to be in good company, even when you are alone.

What is noticed by his eyes, will not be left there by his hands.

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