59 Hungary Quotes On Success In Life

These Hungary quotes will inspire you. Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Hungary quotes, Hungary sayings, and Hungary proverbs.

Best Hungary Quotes

  1. “Hungary is very similar to Bulgaria. I know they’re different countries.” ~ Kevin Keegan
  2. “In Hungary, all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.” ~ Franz Liszt
  3. “In Hungary, acting is a profession. In America, it is a decision.” ~ Bela Lugosi
  4. “I was born and trained to communicate music, just as the sons were born and trained to hunt, and I was lucky to have grown up in Hungary, a country that lives and breathes music-that has a passionate belief in the power of music as a celebration of life.” ~ Georg Solti

  5. “In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy.” ~ Bela Lugosi
  6. “Hungary is, in a word, in a state of WAR against the Hapsburg dynasty, a war of legitimate defense, by which alone it can ever regain independence and freedom.” ~ Lajos Kossuth
  7. “I believe that the confidence of Hungary in me is not shaken by misfortune nor broken by my calumniators.” ~ Lajos Kossuth
  8. “The First World War, and especially the latest one, largely swept away what was left in Europe of feudalism and of feudal landlords, especially in Poland, Hungary, and the southeast generally.” ~ Emily Greene Balch

  9. “I am very familiar with Hungary because I grew up in Romania, which borders it.” ~ Bela Karolyi
  10. “My first husband, yes, I eloped with him from Hungary against my mother’s wishes.” ~ Eva Gabor
  11. “Oh, doughty sons of Hungary! May all success Attend and bless Your warlike ironmongery!” ~ Walter Raleigh
  12. “We should never forget that everything Adolph Hitler did in Germany was “legal” and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was “illegal.” It was “illegal” to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  13. “The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary, enjoining fidelity to the Constitution, and obedience to the ministers of Hungary.” ~ Lajos Kossuth
  14. “Lawyers are like that famous vampire-bat, said to exist in Hungary, which seizes on a creature, and never lets go while there is blood left.” ~ Walter Besant
  15. “Intellectuals who live in Hungary, or who wish to work or lecture there, are extremely circumspect in their criticism.” ~ Hari Kunzru
  16. “The policy of the house of Austria, which aimed at destroying the independence of Hungary as a state, has been pursued unaltered for three hundred years.” ~ Lajos Kossuth

  17. “In the oldest chronicles of the times conserved in Hungary, reports will be found of Gypsy music, but never of any other, either Magyar, Slavic or Jewish.” ~ Franz Liszt
  18. “Things have gotten openly more extreme in the last few years. I was lecturing in Hungary, whose prime minister, Victor Orban, is an example of this trend. All over Budapest, statues have been replaced, museum exhibits have been redone, to turn ethnic Hungarians, not Jews, into the prime victims of the Germans during World War II. Five years ago, who would have thought this possible?” ~ Adam Hochschild
  19. “The fact that refugees traveled through six other countries, like former Yugoslavia, Macedonia, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany, Holland, is because they like our social benefits. They like our welfare state. They know which country to pick. They’re not going to stay in Hungary or in Estonia. They come to Germany, to Holland. And people sense that those are not the real refugees. And our government has spent billions of euros on them, and the Dutch people know.” ~ Geert Wilders
  20. “There can be no finer example of the inspiring powers of competition to shatter the status quo than Hungary’s Judit Polgar.” ~ Garry Kasparov

  21. “The first year I was in office, only about 800 people came out of the Soviet Union, Jews. By the third year I was in office… second year, 1979, 51,000 came out of the Soviet Union. And every one of the human rights heroes – I’ll use the word – who have come out of the Soviet Union, have said it was a turning point in their lives, and not only in the Soviet Union but also in places like Czechoslovakia and Hungary and Poland [they] saw this human rights policy of mine as being a great boost to the present democracy and freedom that they enjoy.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  22. “A single party is ruling in Hungary, but democracy and the freedom of speech are still in place.” ~ Jaroslaw Kaczynski
  23. “I’m going to show you the real New York – witty, smart, and international – like any metropolis. Tell me this: where in Europe can you find old Hungary, old Russia, old France, old Italy? In Europe you’re trying to copy America, you’re almost American. But here you’ll find Europeans who immigrated a hundred years ago – and we haven’t spoiled them. Oh, Gio! You must see why I love New York. Because the whole world’s in New York.” ~ Oriana Fallaci
  24. “I was precocious enough to watch the news and read the papers, and I can remember October 1956, the simultaneous crisis in Hungary and Suez, very well. And getting a sense that the world was dangerous, a sense that the game was up, that the Empire was over.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

  25. “I was precocious enough to watch the news and read the papers, and I can remember October 1956, the simultaneous crisis in Hungary and Suez, very well. And getting a sense that the world was dangerous, a sense that the game was up, that the Empire was over.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  26. “I wasn’t cut out to be an opera singer, but it was a nice fantasy for a teenager growing up in Hungary during the Stalinist era.” ~ Andy Grove
  27. “For two years now, my office has had the honor and the privilege of sponsoring seminars on the functioning of government in this country for Eastern Europeans. These seminars and exchanges have brought together representatives from such nations as Bulgaria, Hungary, the Czech and Slovak Republic, Roumania, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and the Ukraine, all of them anxious to learn what makes a society as diverse as Canada work and how our institutions make it governable.” ~ John Allen Fraser
  28. “Mr. Shaw came for a short time recently to be regarded less as an author than as an incident in the European War. In the opinion of many people, it seemed as if the Allies were fighting against a combination composed of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Mr. Shaw.” ~ Robert Wilson Lynd

  29. “When Nikita Khrushchev wrapped himself in the bloody mantle of the Czars he broke Hungary, he broke the little Communist parties over the western world, and he broke the hearts of many honest men who had trusted a little too far, a little too long.” ~ James Cameron
  30. “In 2012, the far-right Golden Dawn won 21 seats in Greece’s parliamentary election, the right-wing Jobbik gained ground in my native Hungary, and the National Front’s Marine Le Pen received strong backing in France’s presidential election. Growing support for similar forces across Europe points to an inescapable conclusion: the continent’s prolonged financial crisis is creating a crisis of values that is now threatening the European Union itself.” ~ George Soros
  31. “There is this huge Roma problem in Europe. There are a lot of Romas who are discriminated against in countries like the Czech Republic or Hungary. They are an ethnic minority that in Europe everyone loves to hate.” ~ Evgeny Morozov
  32. “It is in the fusion of autochthonous Jews with semi-Jewish Khazars and Kabars in the tenth century that we must seek the earliest demographic basis of the Jewish population of medieval Hungary.” ~ Raphael Patai

  33. “I’m working on a novel about a girl who grows up in the circus and her relationship with her father, who grew up in Hungary when it was under Soviet control and left during the 1956 revolution. It is told from both of their perspectives, and has been a joy (and very frustrating) to research and write. Needless to say, I am very excited about my next project!” ~ Liza Campbell
  34. “Investors want to know how exposed a business is to climate change. The physical risks to Tesco are clear, but could be far-reaching. Freak weather in the past few months has disrupted our supply lines in Hungary, Bangladesh and Korea. Any responsible board of directors should be planning ahead, thinking through these risks, and presenting them in a clear, transparent way” ~ Terry Leahy
  35. “If someone is willing to reconsider the results of World War II, let us discuss this. But then we will have to discuss not only Kaliningrad, but also the eastern lands of Germany, the city of Lvov, a former part of Poland, and so on, and so forth. There are also Hungary and Romania on the list.” ~ Vladimir Putin
  36. “I went to see Roma people in Hungary, so I could understand them.” ~ Csanad Szegedi

  37. “I am critical of the fact that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is pulling out of everything – the joint approach to the refugee issue, for example. He cannot disparage his colleagues in the EU either – that’s not how we treat each other. We require solidarity: in refugee policies, just as in the financial architecture of the structural funds from which countries like Hungary have strongly profited from for years.” ~ Martin Schulz
  38. “Before the change of regime in 1989, you couldn’t talk about anti-Semitism, and after the regime change, people started to talk about taboo subjects. I was 8 years old in those days, and later, in politics and society, these extreme wright ideologies got stronger – the skinhead movement was started, a lot of ex-Nazis emigrated and financially supported these extreme right movements in Hungary.” ~ Csanad Szegedi
  39. “I used my talent as a speaker giving lectures to young people at schools in Hungary and I speak against hatred and anti-Semitism.” ~ Csanad Szegedi
  40. “I might add how in the world can you say, or can anyone say, that it will dignify the American Negro to beg in or wade [?] in or plead in when the people in Hungary didn’t beg in? They were freedom fighters. And they fought for their freedom.” ~ Malcolm X

  41. “In my little town, Sighet, which is in Romania, Hungary-Romania, but a real shtetl, a little [Jewish] village – and we began with the Chumash [Pentateuch], probably at age four.” ~ Elie Wiesel
  42. “Instead of confronting its real and difficult problems and grappling honestly with a dark past, Hungary embraced a reactionary government and a self-pitying image of itself as the victimized nation, and went looking for scapegoats in the Roma, Jews, and, most recently, Syrian migrants.” ~ Susan Faludi
  43. “Hungary is now on the brink of becoming a neo-fascist state.” ~ Susan Faludi
  44. “During the first six years of my life, Hungary was one of the most important components of the Habsburg dynasty’s vast Austro-Hungarian Empire, but after World War I it became an independent national entity.” ~ Georg Solti

  45. “No one is murdered in Hungary and there are no illegal arrests, but people have begun again, when they talk to you in a public place looking around to see who’s listening. You see that in Slovakia, you’re beginning to see that in Poland.” ~ David Frum
  46. “I fear that both dictators [Hitler and Mussolini] think their present methods are succeeding because of the gains they have made in Albania, Hungary, and Yugoslavia.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  47. “It has become increasingly clear that Hungarian authorities are encouraging the whitewashing of tragic and criminal episodes in Hungary’s past, namely the wartime Hungarian governments’ involvement in the deportation and murder of hundreds of thousands of its Jewish citizens. I found it outrageous that the Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly could participate in a ceremony honoring a Hungarian fascist ideologue” ~ Elie Wiesel
  48. “…the current Human Rights Commission’s working group is made up of the Netherlands, Hungary, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, and Zimbabwe. No, I’m not making that up.” ~ Andrew Sullivan

  49. “Byrnes… was concerned about Russia’s postwar behavior. Russian troops had moved into Hungary and Rumania, and Byrnes thought it would be very difficult to persuade Russia to withdraw her troops from these countries, that Russia might be more manageable if impressed by American military might, and that a demonstration of the bomb might impress Russia.” ~ Leo Szilard
  50. “Speaking of Germany in 1933, I don’t think you can remove yourself from politics when, in so many countries – the United States, Poland, Hungary, and many others – you’ve got politicians in power or vying for power who are taking tactics and elements of their appeal from the playbook of fascism.” ~ Adam Hochschild
  51. “The troublemakers in Hungary are the Jews… they demoralize our country and they are the leaders of the revolutionary gang that is torturing Hungary.” ~ Jozsef Mindszenty
  52. “The first impulse of a great number of civilized musicians… is to protest our declaration that the music in Hungary belongs to the Gypsies.” ~ Franz Liszt

  53. “I remember when I was 14, I went to race in Hungary, and I went to a concert, and they were playing Bob Marley songs, and I thought, “Wow, this guy is so special.” It’s Marley every time.” ~ Usain Bolt
  54. “When I was in Hungary in December I was looking at student films and I could not tell which ones were shot on film and which ones were shot digitally. I think that is because the filmmakers in Europe go to four years of film school and learn the techniques.” ~ Vilmos Zsigmond
  55. “Because we can’t comprehend it, and that’s what allows us to do it again. And it is the normal, it’s the average person that can do this. Again, in an imaginary other universe, maybe we’d have done it. That’s the terrible truth that lies at the heart of each of us; that imponderable, ‘were I not Jewish, in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Germany, would I have gone down on the other side?'” ~ Bob Geldof
  56. “It was a bit of a surprise for us that we had problems in Hungary. But in reality, I think the car could have been pretty competitive with a trouble-free race.” ~ Fernando Alonso

  57. “I’ve always criticized American policy when I’ve disagreed with it. Just as I’ve criticized British policy. I was violently anti-Suez and pro-American in 1956, just as I was violently anti-Soviet on the invasion of Hungary which took place at the same time.” ~ Denis Healey
  58. “We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was “legal” and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was “illegal.” It was “illegal” to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany. Even so, I am sure that, had I lived in Germany at the time, I would have aided and comforted my Jewish brothers. If today I lived in a Communist country where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying that country’s antireligious laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  59. “Just as that little opening in the Iron Curtain that Hungary created caused a flood of people out, and ultimately the beginning of the end of communism in Europe if you could get refugee flows coming out of North Korea, while there’d be a very difficult humanitarian problem in the short run, both for China and South Korea, in the long run it would lead to reunification.” ~ John Bolton

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