God helps those who help themselves

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First appearing in English (in this form) in 1698, in Algernon Sidney's Discourses Concerning Government, chapter 2, section 23. Translation of a maxim found in Ancient Greek and Roman literature.

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God helps those who help themselves

  1. Good fortune or providential aid comes to those who make an effort to accomplish things.

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