a man who cannot tolerate small misfortunes, can never accomplish great things
/ɐ mˈæn hˌuː kænˈɑːt tˈɑːlɚɹˌeɪt smˈɔːl mɪsfˈɔːɹtʃənz kæn nˈɛvɚɹ ɐkˈɑːmplɪʃ ɡɹˈeɪt θˈɪŋz/
used to imply that individuals who are unable to handle small setbacks or misfortunes will not be able to accomplish great things in life
bear and forbear
/bˈɛɹ ænd fˈɔːɹbɛɹ/
used to encourage individuals to show patience, tolerance, and endurance while dealing with difficult situations or people, emphasizing the importance of acceptance over resistance
bear with evil and expect good
/bˈɛɹ wɪð ˈiːvəl ænd ɛkspˈɛkt ɡˈʊd/
used to imply that one should remain patient and endure difficult or negative situations with the hope or expectation that positive outcomes or results will eventually follow
even a worm will / shall / would turn
/ˈiːvən ɐ wˈɜːm wɪl ʃˌæl wʊd tˈɜːn/
used to imply that all people will eventually get frustrated or fed up if they are continually wronged, even those who are very timid or obedient
if you cannot stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
/ɪf juː kænˈɑːt stˈænd ðə hˈiːt ɡɛt ˌaʊɾəv ðə kˈɪtʃən/
used to imply that if someone is unable to handle the pressure or difficulties of a situation, they should remove themselves from it, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and avoiding excuses
it is a long lane that has no turning
/ɪt ɪz ɐ lˈɑːŋ lˈeɪn ðæt hɐz nˈoʊ tˈɜːnɪŋ/
used to emphasize that no matter how challenging or prolonged a situation may seem, there is always the possibility of change or improvement, encouraging individuals to persevere
oaks may fall when reeds stand the storm
/ˈoʊks mˈeɪ fˈɔːl wɛn ɹˈiːdz stˈænd ðə stˈoːɹm/
used to suggest that adaptability and flexibility can sometimes be more advantageous than strength and power in overcoming challenges and surviving crises
sticks and stones may break my bones
/stˈɪks ænd stˈoʊnz mˈeɪ bɹˈeɪk maɪ bˈoʊnz/
used to imply that physical violence or insults cannot harm a person's inner self, encouraging individuals to be resilient and not let negativity or criticism bring them down
what cannot be cured must / should be endured
/wˌʌt kænˈɑːt biː kjˈʊɹd mˈʌst ʃˌʊd biː ɛndˈʊɹd/
used to emphasize the importance of accepting and enduring circumstances that cannot be changed or resolved
cry with one eye and laugh with the other
/kɹˈaɪ wɪð wˈʌn ˈaɪ ænd lˈæf wɪððɪ ˈʌðɚ/
used to highlight the concept of emotional resilience, being able to acknowledge and experience different emotions without being overwhelmed by any single one
let them laugh that win
/lˈɛt ðˌɛm lˈæf ðæt wˈɪn/
used to suggest that individuals who are focused on their goals should not be discouraged by the laughter or ridicule of others but should instead continue to pursue their goals with determination
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