Russian proverb of the week
Свято место пусто не бывает
With accent marks:
Свя́то ме́сто пу́сто не быва́ет.
A holy place is never empty.
If a good place is empty, someone else immediately takes it.
For example, a position promising benefits and tempting prospects is rarely vacant - there are always those who want to take it.
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Other Russian proverbs
Where there is no fish even a crayfish is a fish.
Time for business, an hour for fun.
Не руби сук, на котором сидишь
Do not chop the branch you sit on
The morning is wiser than the evening.
Don’t wave your fists after the fight.
Your own shirt is closer to your body.
Not everything that glitters is gold.
A fisherman sees a fisherman from afar.
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