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HE WHO GIVES

HE WHO TAKES BUT NEVER GIVES MAY LAST FOR YEARS BUT NEVER LIVES.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): LACK OF CHARITY OR GENEROSITY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

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MONEY AND WOMEN

IF YOU HAVE MONEY, SHARE IT WITH MEN
FOR WOMEN ARE UNGRATEFUL

Where learned: WEST AFRICA

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE, POSITIVE ; SEXISM ; WEALTH, GENEROSITY, GIVING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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Proverb

It is better to give than receive.

Submitter comment:

My mother would always tell me this, especially during gift-giving holidays.

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Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Generosity ; GIFT ; Give ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Receive ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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SELLING A CAR

DURING THE DEPRESSION, MY FATHER ONCE SOLD A FRIEND HIS CAR
FOR ONE DOLLAR. THE MAN WOULDNT TAKE IT FOR NOTHING, SO
HE GAVE HIM A DOLLAR.

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NOT TOLD AS A JOKE BUT AS A STRAIGHT STORY.

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Updated and Motifs added / 02-28-2011 / TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Car ; CHARITY ; DEPRESSION ; Dollar ; Generosity ; KINDNESS ; MONEY ; PRIDE

James Callow Keyword(s): Generosity ; PRIDE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

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