Without work, there are no kolache / Bez práce nejsou koláče

How to pronounce “Bez práce nejsou koláče”

When we were little kids and sometimes didn’t want to do all of our chores or clean up our toys, grandma would say: “Bez práce nejsou koláče.” I always thought she was just talking about her delicious kolache with apple filling she baked for us all the time and I would rush to pick up after myself! Only later on I realized that it had a deeper meaning for anything you want in life… it is still my favorite Czech proverb I say to my little grandkids now often… like when they don’t want to clean up their playroom!