a man is a lion in his own cause
/ɐ mˈæn ɪz ɐ lˈaɪən ɪn hɪz ˈoʊn kˈɔːz/
used to suggest that personal investment in a situation increases motivation, leading individuals to exceed expectations by putting in extra effort
a rolling stone gathers no moss
/ɐ ɹˈoʊlɪŋ stˈoʊn ɡˈæðɚz nˈoʊ mˈɔs/
used to suggest that someone who keeps moving and changing their situation will not accumulate problems or responsibilities, but also will not gain the benefits of stability or permanence
a thing begun is half done
/ɐ θˈɪŋ bɪɡˈʌn ɪz hˈæf dˈʌn/
used to suggest that starting a task or project is the most difficult part and that taking the first step is critical to achieving success, as it sets the momentum for completion
he that will to Cupar maun to Cupar
/hiː ðæt wˈɪltə kjˈuːpɑːɹ mˈɔːn tə kjˈuːpɑːɹ/
used to suggest that if someone is truly determined to achieve a goal or reach a destination, they will not be easily dissuaded or discouraged
if opportunity does not knock, build a door
/ɪf ɑːpɚtˈuːnɪɾi dʌznˌɑːt nˈɑːk bˈɪld ɐ dˈoːɹ/
used to suggest that if an opportunity does not naturally present itself, one should persistently work towards creating opportunities and overcoming obstacles to achieve success
nothing is easy to the unwilling
/nˈʌθɪŋ ɪz ˈiːzi tə ðɪ ʌnwˈɪlɪŋ/
used to suggest that if someone lacks motivation or is unwilling to put in the effort required to succeed, they are likely to find even the simplest tasks to be difficult or challenging
who says A, must say B
/hˌuː sˈɛz ˈeɪ mˈʌst sˈeɪ bˈiː/
used to suggest that if someone starts or initiates a particular action or process, it is expected that they will continue and complete the subsequent steps
nothing is impossible to a willing heart
/nˈʌθɪŋ ɪz ɪmpˈɑːsəbəl tʊ ɐ wˈɪlɪŋ hˈɑːɹt/
used to emphasize that if someone is determined and willing to work hard, they can achieve anything they set their mind to, regardless of the difficulty or complexity of the task
you cannot keep a good man down
/juː kænˈɑːt kˈiːp ɐ ɡˈʊd mˈæn dˈaʊn/
used to imply that a determined individual will succeed despite the odds and difficulties
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