roudou wa meisei no chichi to iwarete iru.
Toil, as they say, 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 vocabulary:
労働 roudou (manual) labor; toil
名声 meisei fame; renown; reputation
父 chichi father
名声の父 meisei no chichi the ‘father’ of fame
と言われている to iwarete iru it is said…