Toil is the Father of Fame

労働は名声の父と言われている。
roudou wa meisei no chichi to iwarete iru.
Toil, as they say, 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:

 

労働は名声の父と言われている。
roudou wa meisei no chichi to iwarete iru.

 

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Break it down:

star労働 roudou (manual) labor; toil
star名声
meisei fame; renown; reputation
star
chichi father
star名声の父
meisei no chichi the ‘father’ of fame
starと言われている
to iwarete iru it is said…

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