Powerful proverbs from Mesopotamia about fate, luck and fortune

Powerful proverbs from Mesopotamia about fate, luck and fortune

If you were born lucky, even your rooster will lay eggs. ~ Assyrian Proverb

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Don’t pick things ahead of time; some bear fruit later. ~ Sumerian Proverb

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Owoce i warzywa Fruit and veg Copyright Content Catnip 2015

If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one. ~ Assyrian Proverb

Illustrator John Tenniel 's studies for White Rabbit in the original Alice in Wonderland illustrations.
Illustrator John Tenniel ‘s studies for White Rabbit in the original Alice in Wonderland.

The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food. ~Assyrian Proverb

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He who doesn’t risk never gets to drink wine. ~ Assyrian Proverb

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If I do more than is expected, who will repay me? ~ Babylonian Proverb

If I do more than is expected, who will repay me? ~ Babylonian Proverb
A voodoo doll we found in a second-hand shop in Edinburgh, repurposed for our own mystical ends. Copyright Content Catnip 2010

The strong live by their own wages; the weak by the wages of their children. ~Babylonian Proverb

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The hammer shatters glass but forges steel. ~ Assyrian Proverb

Powerful proverbs from Mesopotamia about fate, luck and fortune

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4 thoughts on “Powerful proverbs from Mesopotamia about fate, luck and fortune

  1. A great selection of proverbs! I wonder if some countries “adopted” those because I used to hear some of them a lot in Russia, especially “if you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one”, though in this case it was “hares”, and “he who doesn’t risk never gets to drink wine,” though in this case it was “champagne”:)

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