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PROVERB

BE HONEST, MAKE FRIENDS AND HELP PEOPLE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THIS WAS THE PHILOSOPHY OF A MAN HE WORKED FOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-12-1972

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PROVERB

BELIEVE HALF OF WHAT YOU READ AND NONE OF WHAT YOU ARE TOLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number P686.00
BELIEF -- Number P686.05
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN WE GET TO IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ANTICIPATION ; OPTIMISM ; WORRY?

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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PROVERB

THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

DENY SELF FOR SELF'S SAKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-01-1967

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PROVERB

DOING THE RIGHT THING DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE DOING THE BEST THING.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-12-1965

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

DO THE BEST YOU CAN TODAY AND TOMORROW YOU CAN DO BETTER.

Where learned: LETTER ; TOLD BY

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-19-1972

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PROVERB

DO WHAT I TELL YOU, BUT DO NOT DO WHAT I DO.
(ITALIAN)
FATE QUELLO CHE VI DICO IO, MA NON FUTE QUELLO CHE FACCIO IO

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

DO UNTO OTHERS AND THEN CUT OUT BEFORE THEY DO UNTO YOU.

Where learned: MAIL ; TOLD BY

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; IRONY ; PARODY ; VARIANT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-20-1970

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MILITARY SAYING

DO WHAT YOU ARE TOLD TO DO, WHEN YOU ARE TOLD TO DO IT, AND THEN
GO SIT ON YOUR ASS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

DO WHAT YOU CAN, WITH WHAT YOU HAVE, WHERE YOU ARE TODAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; OPTIMISM ; PRACTICALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

(TRANSLATION) DRAFT BEER, NOT STUDENTS.

Where learned: ON A BUS

Keyword(s): FOOD ; POLITICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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PROVERB

THE BEST WAY TO DOUBLE YOUR MONEY IS TO FOLD IT IN HALF AND PUT
IT BACK IN YOUR WALLET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FRUGALITY ; IRONY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERB

BETTER TO SUFFER AN INJUSTICE, THAN TO DO AN INJUSTICE.

Submitter comment: ORIGIN UNKNOWN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; CONTRAST ; ITERATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

BE PREPARED TO MEET THOSE PEOPLE WHO,
IN THEIR SILENCE WILL CONVERT YOU.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; TOLD AT

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

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

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BLASON POPULAIRE

BEWARE OF GREEKS BEARING GIFTS.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): CUSTOM

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 10-12-1965

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OLD JEWISH PROVERB

BEWARE OF THE SMALL MAN'S HATE! ONE CAN CHOKE ON A SMALL FLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INSECT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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ARABIAN MAXIM

BE WARY OF SOMEONE YOU HELP OR CARE FOR, FOR HE MAY SOME DAY BE
WELL ENOUGH TO CAUSE YOU HARM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; CYNICISM ; PARADOX ; SUSPICION ; TREACHERY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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PROVERB

BLOW YOUR OWN HORN.

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; BRAG ; DATING ; FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-00-1964

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SPEECH EXPRESSION

THE BREAD IS BREAD, THE WINE IS WINE. (TRANSLATION)
EL PAN, (SPANISH) PAN, EL VINO, VINO,

Submitter comment: IT MEANS TO CALL A THING FOR WHAT IT IS. IT IS SIMILAR TO THE
EXPRESSION 'CALL A SPADE A SPADE.'
THE EXPRESSION IS USED IN MOST SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES, AND CAN
BE TRACED BACK TO THE DAYS OF THE MOORS IN SPAIN.
LEARNED IN THE INFORMANTS SPANISH CLASS.

Where learned: SOUTH AMERICA

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ACCURACY? ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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