It's the early bird that catches the worm.
~ English Proverb, American [17548]

“Early bird catches the worm,” marks the pivotal
moment leading to the saving of 200,000 lives
in the true story of John Rabe.

Notable Use:
Expressed in the movie Vanity Fair.

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