With accent marks:
На ловца́ и зверь бежи́т.
Beast runs towards the hunter.
This Russian proverb comes from the life of hunters. It was believed that a patient hunter does not return home without prey.
The proverb should be understood as follows: brave, persistent, stubborn people are helped by the Universe. If you really want something and are ready to do what it requires, everything can be achieved.
The closest English equivalents of this proverb are:
- The ball comes to the player
- Skill and luck go together
This proverb can be also said when you unexpectedly comes across a person you've been looking for or need to talk to.
Other Russian proverbs
Not everything that glitters is gold.
Eggs don't teach the chicken.
There is no bad withouth good.
If I knew where I would fall, I would lay some straw there.
Repetition is the mother of learning.
A fisherman sees a fisherman from afar.
You can't spoil the porridge with butter.
One head is good, but two ones are better.