Quotes by Hungarian authors

Hungarian FlagHungary is a land abundant in history, culture, and also practice, and this is mirrored in the lots of wise as well as amusing quotes that have been given via the centuries. From adages and also sayings that catch the knowledge of generations to repartees and aphorisms that disclose the Hungarian love of wit, these quotes use a remarkable glance into the soul of this lively and complex nation. Whether you're seeking inspiration, assistance, or an excellent laugh, the following collection of typical Hungarian quotes has something for everybody. So join us on a trip via the wit and also knowledge of Hungary, and also find the distinct character of this remarkable land via its most enduring expressions.
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Small: If we know what that set point is, we can predict fairly accurately when you will be in flow, and it will be w
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
"If we know what that set point is, we can predict fairly accurately when you will be in flow, and it will be when your challenges are higher than average and skills are higher than average"
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Psychologist
Small: Philanthropic colonization is a failure. National colonization will succeed
Theodor Herzl
"Philanthropic colonization is a failure. National colonization will succeed"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: If you will it, it is no dream
Theodor Herzl
"If you will it, it is no dream"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: And it has become a kind of a truism in the study of creativity that you cant be creating anything with less t
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
"And it has become a kind of a truism in the study of creativity that you can't be creating anything with less than 10 years of technical knowledge immersion in a particular field"
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Psychologist
Small: Admittedly, the body of scientists, as a whole, does uphold the authority of science over the lay public.
Michael Polanyi
"Admittedly, the body of scientists, as a whole, does uphold the authority of science over the lay public. It controls thereby also the process by which young men are trained to become members of the scientific profession"
Michael Polanyi, Scientist
Small: I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies, to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge t
Michael Polanyi
"I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies, to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge that we cannot tell, and that all our knowledge of mental processes, like feelings or conscious intellectual activities, is based on a knowledge which we cannot tell"
Michael Polanyi, Scientist
Small: Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in
"Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes"
George Soros, Businessman
Small: A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy
"A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy"
George Soros, Businessman
Small: Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face
"Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face"
Arthur Koestler, Novelist
Small: Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them
"Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them"
Dennis Gabor, Scientist
Small: Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster
Andy Grove
"Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster"
Andy Grove, Businessman
Small: In my piano concerto I developed this polyphony to much higher complexity
"In my piano concerto I developed this polyphony to much higher complexity"
Gyorgy Ligeti, Composer
Small: From what Ive been able to determine, many of our big stars are addicted to tobacco. They want to smoke in mov
"From what I've been able to determine, many of our big stars are addicted to tobacco. They want to smoke in movies for the same reason I smoked as I wrote, which is that they think their performance is going to be better"
Joe Eszterhas, Writer
Small: I should have been smart enough to stay happy. But my ambition ruled my life
"I should have been smart enough to stay happy. But my ambition ruled my life"
Eva Gabor, Actress
Small: Many Continentals think life is a game the English think cricket is a game
George Mikes
"Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game"
George Mikes, Writer
Small: I call everyone Darling because I cant remember their names
"I call everyone 'Darling' because I can't remember their names"
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Actress
Small: Truly we have had enough experience with sufferance and protection which could be revoked at will. Consequentl
Theodor Herzl
"Truly we have had enough experience with sufferance and protection which could be revoked at will. Consequently, the only reasonable Course of action is to work for publicly legalized guarantees"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: And, in fact, you can find that the lack of basic resources, material resources, contributes to unhappiness, b
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
"And, in fact, you can find that the lack of basic resources, material resources, contributes to unhappiness, but the increase in material resources do not increase happiness"
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Psychologist
Small: What We want is to make it possible for our unfortunate people to live a life of industry for it is by steady
Theodor Herzl
"What We want is to make it possible for our unfortunate people to live a life of industry for it is by steady work alone that we hope for our physical and moral rehabilitation. For this reason above all we have undertaken to rally our people around our ideal"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: We are organizing Jewry for its coming destiny
Theodor Herzl
"We are organizing Jewry for its coming destiny"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: Our opponents maintain that we are confronted with insurmountable political obstacles, but that may be said of
Theodor Herzl
"Our opponents maintain that we are confronted with insurmountable political obstacles, but that may be said of the smallest obstacle if one has no desire to surmount it"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: But I am convinced that those Jews who stand aside today with a malicious smile and with their hands in their
Theodor Herzl
"But I am convinced that those Jews who stand aside today with a malicious smile and with their hands in their trousers' pockets will also want to dwell in our beautiful home"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: These maxims and the art of interpreting them may be said to constitute the premisses of science but I prefer
Michael Polanyi
"These maxims and the art of interpreting them may be said to constitute the premisses of science but I prefer to call them our scientific beliefs. These premisses or beliefs are embodied in a tradition, the tradition of science"
Michael Polanyi, Scientist
Small: Theories of evolution must provide for the creative acts which brought such theories into existence
Michael Polanyi
"Theories of evolution must provide for the creative acts which brought such theories into existence"
Michael Polanyi, Scientist
Small: We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to pro
"We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity"
George Soros, Businessman
Small: Now that I have called you on your false accusation, you are using additional smear tactics
"Now that I have called you on your false accusation, you are using additional smear tactics"
George Soros, Businessman
Small: If the terrorists have the sympathy of people, its much harder to find them. So we need people on our side, an
"If the terrorists have the sympathy of people, it's much harder to find them. So we need people on our side, and that leads us to be responsible leaders of the world, show some concern with the problems"
George Soros, Businessman
Small: I think theres a lot of merit in an international economy and global markets, but theyre not sufficient becaus
"I think there's a lot of merit in an international economy and global markets, but they're not sufficient because markets don't look after social needs"
George Soros, Businessman
Small: Human beings exercise responsibilities within a social setting and a framework of obligations which transcend
Michael Polanyi
"Human beings exercise responsibilities within a social setting and a framework of obligations which transcend the principle of intelligence"
Michael Polanyi, Scientist
Small: We are the most powerful nation on earth. No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us.
"We are the most powerful nation on earth. No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us. But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire"
George Soros, Businessman
Small: Zionism demands a publicly recognized and legally secured homeland in Palestine for the Jewish people. This pl
Theodor Herzl
"Zionism demands a publicly recognized and legally secured homeland in Palestine for the Jewish people. This platform is unchangeable"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: Those of us who are today prepared to hazard our lives for the cause would regret having raised a finger, if w
Theodor Herzl
"Those of us who are today prepared to hazard our lives for the cause would regret having raised a finger, if we were able to organize only a new social system and not a more righteous one"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: The spirit in which the offer was made must of necessity contribute to improving and alleviating the situation
Theodor Herzl
"The spirit in which the offer was made must of necessity contribute to improving and alleviating the situation of the Jewish people without our renouncing one iota of the great principles upon which our movement is based"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: Palestine is our unforgettable historic home. The very name would be a force of marvelous potency for summonin
Theodor Herzl
"Palestine is our unforgettable historic home. The very name would be a force of marvelous potency for summoning our people together"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: The Jews had, as a matter of fact, long been all along the most ingenious entrepreneurs. It was only our own f
Theodor Herzl
"The Jews had, as a matter of fact, long been all along the most ingenious entrepreneurs. It was only our own future that we had never built upon a business basis"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: The character of a people may be ruined by charity
Theodor Herzl
"The character of a people may be ruined by charity"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: Our first object is... the obtaining of sovereignty, assured by international law, over a portion of the globe
Theodor Herzl
"Our first object is... the obtaining of sovereignty, assured by international law, over a portion of the globe sufficiently large to satisfy our just requirements"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: If anyone thinks that Jews can steal into the land of their fathers, he is deceiving either himself or others.
Theodor Herzl
"If anyone thinks that Jews can steal into the land of their fathers, he is deceiving either himself or others. Nowhere is the coming of Jews so promptly noted as in the historic home of the Jews, for the very reason that it is the historic home"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: Economic distress, political pressure, and social obloquy already drive us from our homes and from our graves.
Theodor Herzl
"Economic distress, political pressure, and social obloquy already drive us from our homes and from our graves. The Jews are already constantly shifting from place to place"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
Small: But we wish to give the Jews a Homeland. Not by dragging them ruthlessly out of their sustaining soil, but rat
Theodor Herzl
"But we wish to give the Jews a Homeland. Not by dragging them ruthlessly out of their sustaining soil, but rather by removing them carefully, roots and all, to a better terrain"
Theodor Herzl, Journalist
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