Russian proverb of the week

Терпение и труд всё перетрут

With accent marks:

Терпе́ние и труд всё перетру́т.


Patience and labor will grind everything.


The proverb refers to the times when the flour was ground in the mills.

It reminds us that patience and perseverance in work will overcome all obstacles. It is said to cheer up a person who has hard work ahead or when people believe that everything bad will be forgotten with time and if you are busy with other things.

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