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English equivalent of 休息是為了走更長遠的路

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semantic nuance

Hi,

A friend asked me the translation of '休息是為了走更長遠的路' but I thought the literal translation would be a bit awkward. I'd like to know if there's an English equivalent. Thank you very much for your help. :)

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HashiriKata

It sounds familiar but I can't recall something similar in English, so I've made up a sentence, similar in spirit, and hope that it'd help to jog someone else's memory for an existing, better translation: "a rest is only the first step of a longer journey ahead",

or: "a rest is a preparatory step for a longer journey ahead"

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renzhe

Yeah, the only two sayings that spring to mind are "The longest journey starts with a single step" and "Calm before the storm", but neither really fits in this case.

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semantic nuance

Thank you guys for your input. :D

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