With accent marks:
С ми́лым рай и в шалаше́.
With a darling, even a hut is a paradise.
This phrase is used to say that love and happiness are more important than material well-being and comfort.
This phrase is considered to be a Russian proverb, however in fact, this is a line from a very popular in 18-19 centuries poem "Russian Song" by Russian poet of Tatar origin Nigmat Ibragimov (1778—1818):
Не ищи меня, богатый:
Ты не мил моей душе.
Что мне, что твои палаты?
С милым рай и в шалаше!
Don't look for me, rich guy:
You are not sweet to my soul.
What are your chambers for me?
With my darling I have a paradise in a hut!
Other Russian proverbs
A bad example is contagious.
The eyes are scared, but the hands are doing.
Live for a century, learn for a century, but die being a fool anyway.
They do not seek good from good.
Make a fool pray to God - he will break his forehead.
Poor people are inventive.
To live a life is not the same (not as easy) as to go through a field.
What you will sow, that you will reap.