it is not over till / until it is (actually) over
/ɪt ɪz nˌɑːt ˌoʊvɚ tˈɪl ʌntˈɪl ɪt ɪz ˈæktʃuːəli ˈoʊvɚ/
used to imply that we should not prematurely assume the outcome of a situation, but rather remain persistent and open-minded, as there may still be opportunities for success
it is dogged that does it
/ɪt ɪz dˈɑːɡᵻd ðæt dˈʌz ɪt/
used to imply that success is achieved through hard work, perseverance, and determination, highlighting the importance of resilience and persistence in accomplishing one's goals
appetite comes with eating
/ˈæpɪtˌaɪt kˈʌmz wɪð ˈiːɾɪŋ/
used to imply the more one consumes or experiences something, the more one desires it
difficult is done at once; (the) impossible (only) takes a little longer
/dˈɪfɪkəlt ɪz dˈʌn ɐtwˈʌns ðɪ ɔːɹ ɪmpˈɑːsəbəl ˈoʊnli ɔːɹ tˈeɪks ɐ lˈɪɾəl lˈɑːŋɡɚ/
used to imply that challenging tasks can be accomplished with effort and determination, and that seemingly impossible goals are still achievable but may require more time, patience, perseverance, and effort
first deserve, (and) then desire
/fˈɜːst dɪzˈɜːv ænd ɔːɹ ðˈɛn dɪzˈaɪɚ/
used to suggest that it is important to prove oneself worthy of something through hard work, dedication, and effort, before feeling entitled to it
first step is always the hardest
/fˈɜːst stˈɛp ɪz ˈɔːlweɪz ðə hˈɑːɹdəst/
used to emphasize that starting a task or project can be difficult due to fear and uncertainty, but taking the first step is essential to building momentum and achieving success
he that would eat the fruit must climb the tree
/hiː ðæt wʊd ˈiːt ðə fɹˈuːt mˈʌst klˈaɪm ðə tɹˈiː/
used to imply that to achieve a desired outcome or goal, one must be willing to put in the necessary effort, take risks, and face challenges
it is better to wear out than to rust out
/ɪt ɪz bˈɛɾɚ tə wˈɛɹ ˈaʊt ðɐn tə ɹˈʌst ˈaʊt/
used to imply that it is preferable to live an active and engaged life, even if it leads to exhaustion, rather than leading an idle and unfulfilling life, which can result in physical and mental decline
diligence is the mother of good luck / fortune
/dˈɪlɪdʒəns ɪz ðə mˈʌðɚɹ ʌv ɡˈʊd lˈʌk fˈɔːɹtʃən/
used to imply that success or good fortune is often the result of hard work, persistence, and consistent effort over time
where bees are, there is honey
/wˌɛɹ bˈiːz ɑːɹ ðɛɹ ɪz hˈʌni/
used to suggest that hard work and effort are necessary for success and that where people are actively engaged in work, there will be a favorable outcome or reward
work never hurt anyone / anybody
/wˈɜːk nˈɛvɚ hˈɜːt ˈɛnɪwˌʌn ɔːɹ ˈɛnɪbˌɑːdi/
used to suggest that engaging in productive activity, such as work, is generally beneficial to a person's well-being and should be embraced rather than avoided
it is never too late to mend
/ɪt ɪz nˈɛvɚ tˈuː lˈeɪt tə mˈɛnd/
used to suggest that regardless of how bad a situation may seem, it is always possible to make amends or improve the situation through positive action and effort
keep your shop and your shop will / shall keep you
/kˈiːp jʊɹ ʃˈɑːp ænd jʊɹ ʃˈɑːp wɪl ɔːɹ ʃˌæl kˈiːp juː/
used to imply that if you work hard and diligently to maintain your business, it will provide for you and help you to achieve financial stability and success
in for a penny (, in for a pond)
/ɪn fɚɹə pˈɛni ɪn fɚɹə pˈɑːnd ɔːɹ/
used to suggest that once someone has committed to a course of action, it is better to fully commit and take additional risk or expense rather than giving up halfway through
he that would eat the kernel must crack the nut
/hiː ðæt wʊd ˈiːt ðə kˈɜːnəl mˈʌst kɹˈæk ðə nˈʌt/
used to encourage people to take action and put in the necessary effort to achieve their goals, rather than simply waiting for success to come to them
do and undo, the day is long enough
/dˈuː ænd ʌndˈuː ðə dˈeɪ ɪz lˈɑːŋ ɪnˈʌf/
used to emphasize the importance of persistence and patience in achieving goals and not being discouraged by setbacks or mistakes
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