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
A wolf is fed by his legs
They do not seek good from good.
Put your trust in God, but don't make mistakes yourself
Some to the forest, some for firewood.
Оne sees the mote in another's eye and ignores the log in his own.
In a quiet whirlpool, demons live.
Measure seven times, cut one.
What goes around comes around.