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Toil is the Father of Fame

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Toil is the Father of Fame


Today's famous saying is from the Greek tragedian Euripides (Εὐριπίδης and in Japanese, エウリピデス). Euripides was one of the three famous writers of Greek tragedies in ancient Greece. He is so famous, in fact, he now has his own page at Wikipedia. Here it is.

Πόνος γὰρ ὡς λέγουσιν, εὐκλεϊης, πατὴρ.
For Toil, as they say, is the father of fame.

And here is a Japanese translation:


roudou wa meisei no chichi to iwarete iru.



Break it down:

star労働 roudou (manual) labor; toil
meisei fame; renown; reputation
chichi father
meisei no chichi the 'father' of fame
to iwarete iru it is said...

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