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Proverb

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH.
MEANING: A SURE THING IS BETTER THAN TWO POSSIBILITIES

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Motifs added by TRD - 1-19-2011

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

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

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

Date learned: 00001973 (ASSUMED)

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PROVERB

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH.

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Motifs added by TRD - 1-19-2011

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB: ACCOMPLISHMENT VERSUS PLANS

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH.

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Motifs added by TRD - 01-19-2011

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; OWENSBORO

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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PROVERB

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN A BUSH.

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Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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PROVERB

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH.

Submitter comment:

SOMETHING WHICH YOU KNOW YOU HAVE IS NOT WORTH RISKING
FOR SOMETHING WHICH YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO GET.

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Motifs added by TRD - 01-19-2011

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

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

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

Date learned: 02-23-1972

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Proverb

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH.

Submitter comment:

ANYTHING YOU HAVE IS BETTER THAN SOMETHING YOU ARE DREAMING OF.

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Motifs added by TRD - 01-19-2011

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-00-1982

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Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush.

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The B in Bird is underlined.

Dup of WPP

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together

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James Callow comment:

The B in the word Birds is underlined.

Original BN [V600, V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Ask me no Questions:

Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies.

Submitter comment:

Heard this in High School.

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Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The A in Ask  is underlined in red.

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): Ask ; Lie ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; QUESTION ; RIDDLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Barking dogs never bite.

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Motifs added by TRD

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Dup of WPP

The B in Barking is underlined in red.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): Bark ; Bite ; Dogs ; Maxim ; Misdirection ; PROVERB ; SIGN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Parallel Structure:

Give the world the best you can and the best will come back to you.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Ability ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Return

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

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Proverb

He who laughs last laughs best.

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James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

KW: PPP

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): Laugh ; Laughter ; Maxim ; PATIENCE ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Honesty is the best policy

Submitter comment:

As a youth

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in a pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): HONESTY ; Lesson ; Maxim ; POLICY ; POLICY ; PROVERB ; Reward

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Pennsylvania Dutch Saying:

The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in a pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Keyword(s): Behind ; DUTCH ; ETHNIC ; Fast ; Hurry ; Maxim ; PENNSYLVANIA ; PROVERB ; Slow ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Laugh and the world laughs with you - cry and you cry alone.

Submitter comment:

If you see things in a happy light, others will too, but if you are constantly bitter, you will find yourself alone in your grief.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in a pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Alone ; Cry ; Laugh ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverbial Comparison

Only the good die young.

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James Callow comment:

Duplicate

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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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Duplicate

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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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Duplicate

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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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Duplicate

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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