Looking for some great Poland quotes? Well, in this post, you will find an ultimate collection of beautiful quotes about Poland and Poland Captions for Instagram. 

Poland is one of the most underrated destinations in Europe, and I think there is so much to see, do and know about this gorgeous country.

One of the most affected countries in WWII, the way the country has bounced from almost nothing is commendable. 

From modern capital’s swanky neighbourhoods to snow-capped mountains to beaches, the country has a diverse platter with something for everyone, not to forget the warm, chirpy and hospitable Polish people.

I enjoyed spending two weeks in Poland, and I fell in love with everything – from the most delicious Polish food, drinks, beautiful old towns, excellent museums, brilliant architecture, fairytale Poland castles, and national parks.

Whether you are looking for some travel inspiration through Poland quotes or you want Polish quotes to go with your photos for social media, this post has it all.


In these Poland quotes, we get to know many things through its rulers, writers and travelers all giving us different, beautiful perspectives about the country.

It has been said that Poland is dead, exhausted, enslaved, but here is the proof of her life and triumph. – Henryk Sienkiewicz

‘Cultivation, old civilization, beauty, history! Surprising turnings of streets, shapes of venerable cottages, lovely aged eaves, unexpected and gossamer turrets, steeples, the gloss, the antiquity! Gardens. Whoever speaks of Paris has never seen Warsaw. Whoever yearns for an aristocratic sensibility, let him switch on the great light of Warsaw.‘ ― Cynthia Ozick

‘I am thankful for heavens that in all my instincts I stood Polish.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘We may add that the Poland of the fifteenth century was one of the most civilised states of Europe.’ — ‘Poland. A historical sketch.’

‘So I think that I can say, as the President of Poland, we’re proud that I am coming from Poland, which is different and what’s more important, much better than before.’ – Aleksander Kwasniewski

‘You are in a country that comes and goes, where the people have been mistreated but rarely oppose. Borders have changed by rulers from afar, although sometimes closer than neighbourhoods are. Their religion is sacred and the heavens smile down, but the history they keep will lead you to frown.’ ― Sean F. Hogan, Painting Angels

‘One Pole is a charmer; two Poles – a brawl; three Poles – well, this is the Polish Question.’ – Voltaire


There are many reasons why you should visit Poland, but a few of the important ones are that the country is cheaper compared to its neighbours, and it is safe if you are traveling solo.

Whether you are someone that loves cities, old towns and museums or prefer nature, sports like skiing or kayaking or sailing, you can have a fantastic time in Poland for sure.

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In winter, you get to see the winter wonderland in Poland in that the cities morph into, blanketed by snow and lit by Christmas lights that dominate the Christmas markets in Poland. In summer, you get the best weather to be outdoors hiking or just exploring towns and neighbourhoods.

No matter how many days you intend to travel or the experience, Poland deserves to be on your Europe bucket list.

If you want more to get convinced, below Poland quotes are about the experiences, and sayings by Polish authors and celebrities.

‘I’m okay with roaming around the world in my bunk for days on end. Maybe every third day I’ll get a shower or stumble out at dawn and realize I’m in a field in Poland. I like that kind of life.’ – Patti Smith

‘I feel Polish. More specifically, I feel like I’m from the tiny village in the Northeast of Poland where I have a house and where I love to spend time. But I don’t work there. I cut wood.’ – Krzysztof Kieslowski

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‘In Poland, the whole saying is, ‘You’ve got one eye to Morocco and the other to the Caucasus.’ That’s the heart of the culture. In England, they say it less romantic: ‘You’ve got a wandering eye.’ The saying means my mainstream in life must be Deep Purple. That’s my main job. Then every now, and I can wander off and have one eye to Morocco.’ – Ian Gillan

‘Who only knows Latin can go across the whole of Poland from one side to the other one just like he was at his own home, just like he was born there. So great happiness! I wish a traveler in England could travel without knowing any other language than Latin!’ – Daniel Defoe


‘If somebody knows me, they know for sure I’m from Poland because I’m playing for my country every tournament, every match. I’m staying in my hometown and my home country because that is where I feel comfortable. I feel good there.’ – Agnieszka Radwanska

‘They say Poland is the Mexico of Europe. I don’t know what that means, but I like it.’ – Chris Pontius


Below are some funny polish quotes that will make you giggle, along with some creative choice of words that talk about the country in a lighter vein. Laugh aloud through these polish funny phrases.

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‘I just can’t listen to any more Wagner, you know. I’m starting to get the urge to conquer Poland.’ – Woody Allen

‘If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren’t people from Holland called Holes?’ – Steven Wright

‘In Poland, all dancing is Pole dancing.’

‘When there is no more pierogi – Oh, wait. That never happens.’

‘The Polish equivalent of not my problem – Not my monkey, not my circus’

‘Paczki – No matter how you say it, it is not another jelly donut.’


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Below are some of Poland quotes that will go perfectly as your Instagram photo captions. These short quotes about Poland will tell more about your trip.

‘And said Poland: Whoever comes to me, will be free and equal, because I am freedom.’ – Adam Mickiewicz

‘In Poland, I would only like one thing – Stay here.’

‘Make Pierogi. Not war.’

‘Pretzels? I eat Paluszki.’

‘All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.’ – Marie Sklodowska Curie

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‘You bet your Pierogi. I’m Polish.’

‘The Pole listening to Chopin listens to the voice of his whole race.’ – Ignace Paderewski

‘I speak Polish. What’s your superpower?’

‘I think one sees more pretty women in five minutes in Warsaw than in half an hour in any other European capital, London thrown in.’ – Harry de Windt

‘The Polish soldier is a marcher of extraordinary endurance.’ – Charles de Gaulle


Now that the above Polish sayings have given you some glimpses, the following Poland quotes are all about its culture, history, a few Poland holocaust quotes and also some profound quotes about Polish people, some by authors and thinkers that belong to this country. 

There is no better way to understand and get to know a country in more profound levels than through its culture or history, and these Poland quotes are beautiful for us to know further.

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‘I interviewed survivors, I went to Poland, saw the cities and spent time with the people and spoke to the Jews who had come back to Poland after the war and talked about why they had come back.’ – Steven Spielberg

‘I am Polish enough to sacrifice all music of the world for Chopin.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘Throughout history, the Poles have defended Europe. They would fight, and – between battles – they would eat and drink.’

‘No invader has ever conquered the heart of Poland, that spirit which is the inheritance of sons and daughters, the private passion of families and the ancient, unbreakable tie to all those who came before.’ – James A. Michener

‘Poland is like an island on the north European plain. At times the island has been swamped by a tide of iron or steel helmets converging from Germany and Russia. At times it has drifted suddenly with the current; if the continent of Africa had drifted relatively as much as the boundaries of Poland have drifted in the last two hundred years, then Africa would at one time have touched the north pole and at another the south pole.’ – Geoffrey Blainey

‘First, Poland has been again overrun by two of the great powers which held her in bondage for 150 years but were unable to quench the spirit of the Polish nation. The heroic defence of Warsaw shows that the soul of Poland is indestructible and that she will rise again like a rock which may for a spell be submerged by a tidal wave but which remains a rock.’ – Winston Churchill

‘The Jews of Poland are the smeariest of all races.’ – Karl Marx

‘Poles offer mobility like that of the wind that blows over the immense plains and marches of Poland. Show a Pole a precipice, and he will leap headlong over it.’ – Honore de Balzac

‘Poland should be strong and prosperous and independent and play its proper role as a great nation in the heart of Europe.’ – George H. W. Bush

‘The first printed mention of bagels is to be found in the Community Regulations of Krakow, Poland, for the year 1610 which stated that bagels would be given as a gift to any woman in childbirth.’ – Leo Rosten

‘The Holocaust committed by the Nazis turned this country, where most of the European Jews used to live and where their culture used to flourish, into a massive grave. This is why initiatives to revive Jewish culture in Poland is so important.’ – Marek Belka

‘A great wealth of religions existing, especially in Poland, about which they say that if someone has lost religion, let them search it in Poland and they will find it there, surely. If not, they are to think that the religion disappeared from the face of the Earth.’ – Sir Edward Sandys

‘I can tell you a graphic difference. In Prague, for example, big red posters were put up on which could be read that seven Czechs had been shot today. I said to myself: If I put up a poster for every seven Poles shot, the forests of Poland would not be sufficient to manufacture the paper for such posters’ – Hans Frank

‘We invented history of Poland as a tolerant, open country, a country that has not been tainted by any atrocities committed against its minorities.’ – Olga Tokarczuk

‘I decided to write a crime novel. That genre was at the height of its popularity in Poland, so I thought it might earn me a bit of cash to go on with my work on ‘The Books of Jacob.’ I shut myself away for a few months and devoted myself entirely to ‘Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead.’ – Olga Tokarczuk

Below are some beautiful Quotes by Polish authors/writers.

‘I am the master! I stretch forth my hands, even to the skies! I lay my hands upon the stars, as on the crystal wheels of the harmonica. Now fast, now slow, as my soul wills, I turn the stars. I weave them into rainbows, harmonies. I feel immortality! I create immortality! – Adam Mickiewicz

It is only our exactions of life that are terrible. It is only our impossible conceptions of beauty and good and justice that are terrible–because they never are realized, and at the same time, they prevent us from taking life as it is. That is the real source of all our sorrow and suffering.’ – Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont

‘This homage has been rendered not to me – for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me – but to the Polish achievement, the Polish genius.’ – Henryk Sienkiewicz

These Poland quotes show us how the Polish are proud of their past, their rise like a phoenix to become what they are today despite all the horrors the country has seen and suffered.

The love for their motherland, culture, traditions, history and people are beautifully evident from these inspiring Poland quotes.


There have to be puns where you are looking for captions and quotes, right? So here are some of the witty Polish puns and Poland quotes about cities, food and landmarks that will make you smile.

Polished off Poland on my bucket list

I am simply Lublin the architecture here.

Polish vodka is spudtacular.

That’s the Sopot calling the kettle black.

Stick a Malbork in me, I’m done.

Time to Polish my sightseeing shoes.

The air here makes Poland a great place to con-Wałęsa.

Warsaw and Krakow are like Knight and Day.

We came, Warsaw, We Conquered.

You have to learn to walk before you learn Toruń.

I’m Chopin at the bit to get out and explore.


Finally, bonus Polish proverbs and words of wisdom that has been passed down through generations in the country for you, which are Poland quotes telling us more about their beautiful culture.

‘A doctor will take care of the rich man. The poor man is cured with work.’

‘There where a man is in a hurry, the devil has a ball.’

‘A dead man’s will is the mirror of his life.’

‘What one thinks when sober, one says when drunk.’

‘Never seek the wind in the field. It is useless to try and find what is gone.’

‘Fish, to taste right, must swim three times -in water, in butter, and in wine.’

‘Conscience is the voice of the soul.’

‘Don’t teach a father how to make children.’

‘You become whom you befriend.’

‘Watch the faces of those who bow low.’

‘Don’t divide the skin while it’s still on the bear.’

‘Those who argue, like each other.’

‘A fault confessed is half redressed.’

That’s it about the most amazing Poland quotes and quotes about Poland that are perfect for your Instagram pictures or Whatsapp Status. And inspire you to plan a Poland trip soon!

Hope you enjoyed reading all these Poland sayings. Have you got more Polish quotes that you would like to share? Let me know in the comments below.


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