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Proverb

Omen:

There are old pilots / And there are bold pilots / But there are never old, bold, pilots.

Submitter comment:

This is taught to pilots early in their training - beware of being too confident - never step out of the realm of your experience.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [P870] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Keyword(s): AGE ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bold ; Maxim ; Old ; OMEN ; Pilot ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Step on a crack. Break your mother's back.

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Where learned: HOME ; ILLINOIS ; SKOKIE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Back ; Crack ; Maxim ; MOTHER ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

No fool like an old fool

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Keyword(s): AGE ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Fool ; Maxim ; Old ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DEATH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

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Keyword(s): Absence ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; HEART ; LOVE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cup ; Lip ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SLIP ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Man proposes and God disposes

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Disposal ; Dispose ; God ; Maxim ; Proposal ; Propose ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A job worth doing is worth doing well

Submitter comment:

From - uncertain

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

There's nothing certain but death and taxes.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Absolutes ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Certainty ; DEATH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Taxes ; Uncertainty ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COIN ; Earn ; Maxim ; MONEY ; Penny ; PROVERB ; Save ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Speech of John F. Kennedy:

..."Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

Submitter comment:

J.F.K.'s closing remarks of his inaugural speech in 1960.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CHIASMUS ; Maxim ; PRESIDENT ; PROVERB ; SPEECH ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Better Late than Never

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Late ; Maxim ; Never ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

If at first you don't succeed; try, try again.

Submitter comment:

Learned from her mother

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Succeed ; SUCCESS ; Try ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

It is better to give than to receive.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Truth is stranger than fiction

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Smile and the world smiles with you

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SMILE ; VERSE ; World

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Lucky in cards, unlucky in love.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CARDS ; LOVE ; LUCK ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A fool and his money are soon parted.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Fool ; Maxim ; MONEY ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

It takes a thief to catch a thief.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Thief ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Waste not, want not.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Frugal ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Waste

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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