Hungarian Proverbs


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This is already a gnawed bone.

Today to me, tomorrow to you.

We have seen a hare, we shall have no luck.

When a wolf is mentioned, he is already walking round the garden.

This is but a hump on our backs.

Trouble does not come alone.

We shall write it in soot in the chimney.

When ambition ends, happiness begins.

This is, what we experience, this is to be liked.

Truth cannot be hid under a bushel.

What does not exist, cannot cause any trouble.

Where is by now the snow of last year.

This ship is gone.

Truth is scraped out even by a hen.

What fails to succeed, should not be forced.

Where need is great, help is nearby.

Time is money.

Truth may be told in a joke too.

What has that got to do with it.

Where one trusts, there he gets fat.

Time passes, it waits for nobody.

Try and combine the pleasant with the useful.

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

Where pig is proffered, go round with a sack.

Tit for tat.

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