#RussianProverb: Patience & Labor Will Grind Everything


Whaling in the White Sea (lubok), 1750s.
Whaling in the White Sea (lubok), 1750s.

Терпенье и труд все перетрут (terpén’ye i trud vsyo peretrút).

Literally:

patience and labor will grind everything.

English equivalents:
  • with time and patience the leaf of the mulberry becomes satin;
  • little strokes fell great oaks;
  • care and diligence bring luck.
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