In my language, there is a idiom means:

One person will go fast, but many people will go further.

I don't know in english, are there any idioms express this idea? If not, how to correct above sentence with right grammar ?

Thanks :)

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I'm not aware of any close analogue, but it sounds like the purpose of this idiom is to encourage teamwork and cooperation? If so, then some English expressions with a similar purpose include:

  • many hands make light work.
  • two heads are better than one.
  • united we stand, divided we fall.
  • there's no "I" in "team".

I think you are referring to the proverb according to which who goes: slow and steady wins the race:

  • (Prov.) If you work slowly but constantly, you will succeed better than if you work fast for a short while and do not continue.

  • (Associated with Aesop's fable of "The Tortoise and the Hare.") Joy only had a little bit of time to spend sewing every day, but she worked steadily and soon had finished a beautiful quilt. Slow and steady wins the race.

(from TFD)


If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

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