Spanish Proverb

“A Quien Madruga, Dios Le Ayuda”

God helps those who help themselves / The early bird gets the worm

This particular proverb is one that is found in American culture, but my informant learned it from her father when they were living in Mexico when she was a child. Due to their strong Catholic heritage, a religion that is held by much of the Hispanic culture, this proverb becomes an oikotype that deals not with birds and worms, but rather God assisting the people of the world who first put themselves in the line of fire and risk themselves to achieve a goal.