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Proverbial Comparison

Only the good die young.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AGE ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bad ; BEHAVIOR ; DEATH ; Die ; Good ; Maxim ; Old ; PROVERB ; Young

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

He who laughs last, laughs best.

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Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Don't put off tomorrow what you can do today.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Seeing is believing.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BELIEF ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Seeing ; Sight ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

All's well that ends well.

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Retort

Beauty is only skin deep.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Depth ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SKIN ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Retort

One good turn deserves another

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When someone does something good for you - it is nice to do something nice for them.

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Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Think before you speak.

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Don't say anything you will be sorry for later

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Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A job worth doing is worth doing well.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverbial Saying

To keep your wife at home: keep her barefoot or keep her pregnant.

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This saying was especially popular during World War II.

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Informant and collector share the same surname and residence.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; informant's home

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Two heads are better than one.

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

He who laughs last, laughs best.

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Don't laugh at anyone in trouble, because the same thing could happen to you.

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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If you like someone, you will think they are beautiful where others may not.

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Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Beggars should not be choosers.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Beg ; Beggar ; CHARITY ; Choose ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.

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Saying in High School (reverse of another done intentionally)

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Original BN [V303] crossed ot. Replaced with current classification.

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

The fellow who comes into a bar optimistically, leave misty-optically.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DRUNK ; HUMOR ; Jest ; Maxim ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PROVERB ; PUN ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Never explain: Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

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Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.

Lazy man's version:

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow.

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Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A word to the wise is sufficient.

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Original BN [V600] crossed out. replaced with current classification.

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

He who laughs last, laughs best.

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Told to me by my mother, 1956-57, in New York.

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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