쥐구멍에도 볕들 날이 있다.
Literal meaning: There is a day where the sun shines into the mousehole.
What it is really trying to say: 몹시 고생을 하는 사람도 좋은 운수를 만날 적이 있어요. Every cloud has a silver lining.
As this lunar year is the year of the tiger, let’s kickstart this Korean Proverbs series with roaring one! ^^
Literal meaning: If you want to catch a tiger’s cub, you have to go to the tiger’s cave.
What it really is trying to say: If you want to achieve your goal, you have to work hard and overcome the obstacles. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.