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PROVERBIAL MAXIM

AN ABLE ORGANIZER SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE MORE
ABLE THAN HE IS.

Where learned: SCHOOL

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-05-1968

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POLISH PROVERB

AN ACHING FINGER AND A HEADACHE ARE TYPICAL EXCUSES FOR
MISSING SCHOOL.
PALUSZEK I GLOWKA TO SZKOLNA WYMOWKA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ETHNIC ORIGIN (POLISH)

James Callow Keyword(s): ABSENTEEISM ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-01-1967

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ACT IN SUCH A MANNER IN WHICH YOU WOULDN'T MIND TO BE SEEN BY OTHERS.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ETHNIC ORIGIN (LITHUANIAN)

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

AN ADULT IS ONE WHO SCOLDS HIS CHILDREN FOR ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE
REALITY, WHILE HE ORDERS HIS THIRD MARTINI.

Data entry tech comment: SONNY ELIOT IS A LOCAL TV WEATHERMAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEFINITION ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; HYPOCRISY ; LIQUOR ; OBSERVATION ; PARADOX

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 04-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ADVICE IS ONE THING THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD RATHER GIVE THAN GET.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT MENTIONED THIS FACT A NUMBER OF TIMES DURING A RELIGIOUS
RETREAT HELD THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL ALMOST EVERY YEAR. HE WAS THE
ADVISOR OF MY GROUP IN MY SENIOR YEAR. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO
LISTEN TO THIS BIT OF WISDOM AT LEAST FIVES TIMES. PERHAPS HE WAS
TRYING TO PROVE THE POINT.

Where learned: WASHINGTON DC

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-00-1966

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AFTER THE RAIN

AFTER THE DAYS OF UNPLEASANT WEATHER AND RAIN THE LORD BRINGS FORTH
DAYS OF SUNSHINE AND CHEER AGAIN. (ETTER REGN OCHOVADER, LATER
GUDATERIGEN SOLEN SKINA.)
SWEDISH

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT REMEMBERS THIS OLD SWEDISH PROVERB FROM OVER SIXTY
YEARS AGO. IT REFLECTS A BASIC RELIGIOUS FAITH IN GOD.

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; STURGEON LAKE

Keyword(s): ETHNIC ORIGIN: SWEDISH ; RELIGIOUS ; WEATHER SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-28-1970

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

AFTER THE FEAST OF ST. MATTHEW YOU NEED AN OVERCOAT FOR A FRIEND.
NA SWIENTEGO MACIEJA TRZEBA KORZUCZKA DOBRODRZIEJA. (POLISH)

Data entry tech comment: FOR A FRIEND EQUALS AS A FRIEND.
TRANSLATION BY MRS. K.J. UNIECHOWSKI

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): COLD WEATHER ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 21
BELIEF -- Air Weather Fire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 12-00-1965

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

AGAINST THE VICE OF BEGGING, THERE IS THE VIRTUE OF NOT GIVING.
CONTRA EL VICIO DE PEDIR, HAY LA VIRTUO DE NO DAR. (SPANISH)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; IRONY ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-05-1967

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE IN VERSE FORM

ALL ARE ARCHITECTS OF FATE,
WORKING IN THE WALLS OF TIME.
SOME WITH MASSIVE DEEDS OF GREAT,
SOME WITH ORNAMENTS OF RHYME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; OCCUPATIONS ; POETS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): RATIONALIZATION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Common law
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-09-1971

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ALL IS NEVER SAID.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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PROVERB

ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL.

Submitter comment: SOURCE NOT REMEMBERED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION ; RATIONALIZATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-14-1967

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

ALL MEN ARE TOADS.

Submitter comment: MANY OF THE GIRLS IN THE DORMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT HAVE
CAUGHT ON TO THIS SAYING AND BUY FROG REPLICAS, FROG CANDLES, ETC.
FOR THEIR BOYFRIENDS.

Data entry tech comment: TOADS OF A FEATHER....

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): REPTILES

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL METAPHOR ; SEXISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 03-26-1971

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ALMOST DOESN'T COUNT, EXCEPT IN HORSESHOES AND BOCCI BALL.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): GAMES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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SAVING ADVICE

ALWAYS SPEND LESS THAN YOU EARN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS ; FUNCTION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FUNCTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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APOTHEGM

AMBITION: A BOY'S FUTURE; A MAN'S PAST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): DEFINITION ; ELLIPSIS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

AMONG THE BLIND, THE ONE-EYED MAN IS KING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EYESIGHT ; OBSERVATION ; RELATIVITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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APOTHEGM

ANGER IS NEVER WITHOUT A REASON BUT SELDOM WITH A GOOD ONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE (CN:S TITLE)

ANGER IS SELDOM WITHOUT REASON, BUT SELDOM A GOOD ONE.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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GERMAN PROVERB

ANGOTTES SEGEN IST ALLES GELEGEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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