Insults and Insulting
Quotes about Poland
jew thinks first of wife and child; a Pole thinks first of a horse or dog.
without jealousy is like a Pole without lice.
Alps divide us from the Italians, From the French the river separates us, The
sea is between us and the English, But only hate keeps us and the Poles apart.
the women are stronger than the men.
Pole is a thief.
does the devil take the Poles? Because they are glad to go along.
Pole has a large mouth, but there is nothing behind it.
there are three Poles there will be five opinions.
an Englishman invents, a Frenchman designs, or a German patches together, a
stupid Pole will buy and a Russian take from him.
and Czechs are like two close leaves, but when joined by the Hungarian they
make three fine thieves.
not trust a Hungarian unless he has a third eye in his forehead.
there is a Slav, there is song; where there is a Hungarian, there is rage.
are born in Hungary.
base as a Hungarian.
There are few
virtues which the Poles do not possess and there are few errors they have ever
Winston Churchill, British prime minister and statesman
jealousy is like a Pole without lice.
The Alps divide
us from the Italians From the French, the rivers separate us The sea is between
us and the English But only hate keeps us and the Poles apart.
German 18th-century rhyme
run no better than in Poland.
He moans like
The Pole is
a thief; the Prussian, a traitor; the Bohemian a heretic; and the Swabian, a chatterbox.
The duck must
be a Polish animal, because it always goes tak, tak, tak.
The Pole has
a large mouth, but there is nothing behind it.
They are fighting
over the Polish crown.
and four captains [in a Polish company].
heaven of the nobility; paradise of the Jews, purgatory of the common man, and
hell of the peasant; the gold-mine of foreigners, and the source of feminine luxury.
Rich in wool, it is yet without cloth, grows flax in overabundance, and yet imports
linen from abroad, favours all foreign goods and belittles its domestic products,
boasts of its costly purchases and despises everything that is cheap.
What an Englishman
cares to invent, a Frenchman to design, or a German to patch together, the stupid
Pole will buy and the Russian will deprive him of it.
a ministry with four withouts: A minister of education without schools, a cultus
minister without churches, a minister of justice without justice, and a minister
of the treasury without finances.
We are not
in Poland where the women are stronger than the men. Russian saying
A single Russian
hair outweighs half a Pole.
When God made
the world, He gave the Poles some reason and the feet of a gnat, but even this
little was taken away by a woman.
Why does the
devil take the Polacks? Because they are glad to go along.
The Pole is
there to oppress, and the peasant to endure.
A Jew thinks
of wife and child; the Polish squire, of horse and dog.