The meaning of the proverb is that only by hard work can we achieve success in life. Hard work and success go hand in hand. Gone are the days of miracles. In the present day world of tough competition, we cannot achieve anything by simply sitting idle. We have to work hard and channelize our talents in the right direction through constant effort to overcome the problems in life. A lazy person will never achieve success in life. One has to work hard and take great pains to achieve the desired results. To achieve success, one has to give up many comforts and undergo many hardships. Most of the great men achieved success by dint of hard work. Great scientists like Louis Pasteur and C.V. Raman worked day and night in their laboratories. Great writers and artists also shed much sweat to gain fame and name. We should also work hard if we want to achieve success in life. Swami Vivekananda said, “Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached”. So it can be concluded that industry or hard work is the mother of success.