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How to express the following ideas in proverbial saying?

Take San Fransico Giants win 2010 World Series for example. After more than half a century's struggle, the Giants win their first World Series title since 1954.

Take another example, if someone worked from the basic level to understand the operation condition of his professional work. After twenty years' training and cultivating, he was finally promoted to be the CEO of his company.

Is the following sentence acceptable?

"All sufferings have their reward."
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Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin


Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.

Your two examples don't seem parallel to me. In the first, it was patience and perseverance. In the second, it as slow and steady advancement as a result of hard work.

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Hi contiluo;

Suffering is not plural, so it should be:

All suffering has its reward.

My mom had a saying for The Giants:
Even a blind pig roots up an acorn every once in a while. Emotion: smile

Seriously, here are some other famous quotes on success:

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Diligence is the mother of good luck.
- Benjamin Franklin

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi