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Proverb

DEATH IS NATURE'S WAY OF TELLING YOU TO SLOW DOWN.

Submitter comment:

INFORMAN'T CANT REMEMBER WHO TOLD HER THIS.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR ; IRONY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ONE TODAY IS WORTH TWO TOMORROWS

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; BELIEF ; Maxim ; NUMBERS ; NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; CARPE DIEM ; Positive

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-21-1968

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Fate

He who disturbs the sleeper by the wayside will be forever damned.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

BN [P880] was written 3 times across the top of the card. All but one of them was crossed out.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Disturb ; FATE ; Maxim ; OMEN ; SLEEP ; Traveler ; Wayside

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

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Maxim

Sun and Rain:

Happy is the bride the sun shines on;

Lucky is the corpse that rain falls on.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P880, P45] crossed out/ replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Bride ; BURIAL ; Corpse ; DEATH ; Funeral ; MARRIAGE ; Maxim ; OMEN ; SUPERSTITION ; WEDDING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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Maxim

Early to Bed:

Early to Bed, early to rise,

makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Submitter comment:

Heard this when I was a child.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): Awake ; HEALTH ; Lifestyle ; Maxim ; SLEEP ; WEALTH ; WISDOM

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

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Maxim

Proverbial Apothegim Maxim:

All is fair in love and war.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Miscellaneous grammar corrections.

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Cliche ; Fair ; LOVE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; WAR

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

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Maxim

All is fair in love and war.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P640] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): Fair ; LOVE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Maxim

All that Glitters is not gold.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [O700, V3] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; COLOR ; Gold ; Language ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Maxim

Proverbial Metaphor:

All that glitters is not gold.

Submitter comment:

You can't judge something or someone's worth from their outer appearance.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The A in ALL  is underlined twice.

Dup of WPP

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COLOR ; Gold ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

All the water I bathe with doesn't go on my skin alone.

Submitter comment:

Meaning: All my good fortunes are not mine alone, Others benefit from it.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The A in All and the first letter of each last name on the card are each underlined.

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Bathe ; BODY ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; SKIN ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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All the water I bathe in doesn't go on my skin.

Submitter comment:

All the benefits I get from being in this world doesn't/don't help me alone. -Interpretation. Told by mother.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word Proverb is crossed out as a title.

The letter A in All is underlined twice.

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bathe ; BODY ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; SKIN ; WATER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Maxim

Your chances of succeeding are about equal to that of a snowball's in Hell.

Submitter comment:

When I was trying to figure out how I could finance a car in high school, so I discussed it with my Dad. A very short discussion. (see above!)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] is crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: BOSTON ; Massachusetts

Keyword(s): CHANCE ; HELL ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; SNOW ; Snowball ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Expression

Busy as a one-armed coathanger.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Expression ; Language ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Expression

Proverbial Comparison:

Like a bull in a china shop

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Bull ; China ; Clumsy ; Expression ; Graceful ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Shop ; SIMILE ; Store ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Proverbial Comparison

Is it clear now?

"Oh yes, Clear as mud."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; SARCASM ; SIMILE ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Proverb

Bird in the Hand:

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Submitter comment:

Heard this in grade school

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Keyword(s): BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bish

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Keyword(s): ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Submitter comment:

Told to me by my mother when she wanted to assure me of a certain thing.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Keyword(s): BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; Flock ; Homogeneous ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together.

Submitter comment:

Source not remembered

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; Feather ; Flock ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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