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Hungarian Proverbs

A habit is first a wanderer, then a guest, and finally the boss.

Even the best tree sometimes has bad fruit.

Better to fear than to be frightened.

A prudent man does not make the goat his gardener.

In much talk there is much irrelevancy.

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

A loan though old is not gift.

Although pepper is tiny, its taste is intense.

Itís hard to dance in chains.

Itís natural to have some disagreement between husband and wife.

The amount of people, the amount of opinions.

A bashful beggar will have an empty wallet.

Do more things by wisdom than by force.

Hungarian people derive from a mixed ancestry of Magyars, Slavs, Turks, and Germanic people. In 1867, Hungary became part of a kingdom known as Austria-Hungary, which dissolved after Word War I. Hungary later became a Soviet-bloc nation, and in 1989 it gained independence. Hungaryís main language is Hungarian.

Hungarian themes include Nobel Prizes, Catholicism, tourism, cafes, theatre, opera, literature, folk songs, folk dances, paprika, goulash (bean and meat soup), liquor, automobile manufacturing, libraries, and museums.