With accent marks:
Своя́ руба́шка бли́же к те́лу.
Your own shirt is closer to your body.
One's own well-being is more valuable than the interests of other people - this is the meaning of this proverb.
Often, this proverb has a disapproving connotation or an accusation of selfishness.
Other Russian proverbs
The forbidden fruit is sweet.
The best is the enemy of the good.
If you like sledding, you should like to carry the sled.
Another's soul is darkness.
Silent means consent.
In a quiet whirlpool, demons live.
Get your sleigh ready in summer and your (horse-drawn) cart in winter.
(lit.) Whoever gets up early, God gives him