Hungarian Proverbs


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The hoar-frost is still to come for the dog.

The nail sticks out of the sack.

There is a limit to everything.

There will be no funeral songs out of this.

The horse has four legs, still the stumbles.

The owl tells the sparrow that her head is big.

There is a tile on the roof.

These was a dog-market in Buda only once.

The horse has to pull as the horse is also pulled.

The person who trusts is happy; the person who doubts is wise.

There is a way upwards and downwards too.

They are as far apart as Mako is from Jerusalem.

The cask savours of the first fill.

The flavor of health is given by an illness.

The castle of Buda was not built in one day.

The forest has an ear, the field has an eye.

The cat also likes fish but keeps away from water.

The former highwayman men are the best gendarmes.

The child is dead the godfathership has ended.

The garret is full of promises.

The common horse has scars on his back.

The goat has enough to eat and the cabbage remains.

The congregation is poor, the priest rings the bell himself.

The good/bad example is catching. [It could even be followed.]

The crowd is not led by the head but by the heart.

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