Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Why Give Water?

Ancient Egypt proverb out of the 'Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor': 
Do not act arrogant my friend. In the morning you will be held accountable for your failed expedition for the King. "Why give water to a goose (literally bird) at dawn before its slaughtering in the morning?"

A more literal translation, including the hieroglyphs (source: here)

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