the early bird catches the worm

The early bird catches the worm
The early bird gets the worm

кто рано встает, тому бог дает;
кто рано встает, тому бог подает
"The early bird gets the worm" is a proverb that suggests that getting up early will lead to success during the day.

Benjamin Franklin is quoted to have said: "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise". It is a saying that is viewed as a commonsensical proverb. He is also quoted as saying: "The early morning has gold in its mouth." (wikipedia)

a lark
an early bird
(someone who gets up early in the morning before the others ) — ранняя птичка; ранняя пташка, жаворонок
an owl / a night owl (someone who likes to go out and prowl around at night) — сова

I am not a night owl who likes to stay up late; I am an early bird who wakes before dawn to get the jump on everyone.

One in ten of us is an up-at-dawn, raring-to-go early bird, or lark. About two in ten are owls, who enjoy staying up long past midnight. The rest of us, those in the middle, whom we call hummingbirds, may be ready for action both early and late. Some hummingbirds are more larkish, and others, more owlish.


If you are not a morning person you'll soon find that scheduling intellectually demanding work first thing in the morning when you are only half awake doesn't work for you. Adjust your weekly timetable to suit your own patterns.

...I arrive home between 5:30 and 6:00, and get up in the a.m. at 6. I'd like to brush up my Russian in preparation for the trip. I started on Arabic but gave that up. I am stretched too thin. I don't get to do all those things every day, not [by a long shot]. But my morning wake-up time means that I have to go to bed around 10:30 to get a full night's sleep, which is way too early for night-owl me, so I more often than not am still awake past curfew. Then there's weekends - photography, birding, yard and garden work, plays, movies. Chaika