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English definition of “God helps those who help themselves”

God helps those who help themselves

saying
said to show you believe that if you make an effort to achieve something, you will be successfulTrying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of God helps those who help themselves from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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