Proverbs

A collection of Sumerian proverbs from various sources.

Marry a wife according to your choice; have a child as your heart desires!

For his pleasure - marriage; on his thinking it over - divorce!

Who has not supported a wife or child has not borne a leash.

When a poor man dies, do not try and revive him.

When he had bread, he had no salt, When he had salt, he had no bread, When he had meat, he had no condiment, When he had condiment, he had no meat!

Wealth is hard to come by, but poverty is always with us.

Possessions are sparrows in flight that can find no place to alight.

Don't pick it now, it will bear fruit later.

Tell a lie, then if you tell a truth it will be deemed a lie.

Into an open mouth a fly