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PROVERB

AS YOU WANDER THROUGH LIFE MY FRIEND
WHATEVER BE YOUR GOAL
KEEP YOUR EYE UPON THE DOUGHNUT
AND NOT UPON THE HOLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; OPTIMISM, NOT PESSIMISM ; VERSE

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

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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RAINBOWS

AT THE END OF A RAINBOW, THERE'S A POT OF GOLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COSMOS

James Callow Keyword(s): OPTIMISM ; SUPERNATURAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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PROVERB

CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN WE GET TO IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ANTICIPATION ; OPTIMISM ; WORRY?

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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LITHUANIAN PROVERB (TRANSLATION)

DON'T LOOK AT THE BAD SIDE, BUT AT THE GOOD SIDE.

Data entry tech comment: SEE 5X8 CARD FOR LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; OPTIMISM

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

Date learned: 03-07-1968

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PROVERB

DO WHAT YOU CAN, WITH WHAT YOU HAVE, WHERE YOU ARE TODAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; OPTIMISM ; PRACTICALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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BELIEF

LOOK AT BEAUTIFUL THINGS, THINK BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS, AND
YOU WILL HAVE A BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC ; OPTIMISM

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

EVEN THE COLDEST WIND CANNOT EXTINGUISH THE SUN.

Where learned: RUSSIA ; MOSCOW

Keyword(s): COSMOS

James Callow Keyword(s): HOPEFULNESS ; OPTIMISM ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1905

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PROVERB IN VERSE (?)

EVEN THE SEVERED BRANCH GROWS AGAIN,
AND THE SUNKEN MOON RETURNS:
WISE MEN WHO PONDER THIS ARE NOT TROUBLED IN ADVERSITY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; HINDU BOOK CENTER

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; OPTIMISM ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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CHINESE PROVERB

EVERYTHING IN THE PAST DIED YESTERDAY;
EVERYTHING IN THE FUTURE WAS BORN TODAY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WEST SENECA

Keyword(s): CONTRAST

James Callow Keyword(s): IDEALISM ; INITIAL ITERATION ; OPTIMISM ; WISHFUL THINKING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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PROVERB

EVERYTHING IS GOOD, ANYTHING IN EXCESS IS POISON.

Submitter comment: MR. VIANCI IS FROM INDIA AND IS IN LAPEER, MICHIGAN,
WORKING AS AN ACCOUNTANT.
HE SAYS THIS IS A WELL KNOWN PROVERB THERE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LAPEER

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; MODERATION ; OPTIMISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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OBSERVATION ABOUT DEATH

THE EVIL A MAN DOES DIES WITH HIS BONES, THE GOOD LIVES ON.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; OPTIMISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-26-1970

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IRISH PROVERB

OLD AGE NEVER COMES ALONE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

James Callow Keyword(s): OPTIMISM ; PESSIMISM ; RATIONALIZATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-17-1971

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SHE ALWAYS LOOKS ON THE BRIGHT SIDE.

Submitter comment: MR. ASHTON GAVE ME AND TOM THESE SAYINGS TO HELP US
OUT WHEN WE ASKED HIM.

Where learned: THROUGH THE MAIL

Keyword(s): OPTIMISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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SMILE AND THE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU
WEEP AND YOU WEEP ALONE.
THIS GREEDY OLD WORLD WANTS ALL OF YOUR MIRTH
IT HAS ENOUGH GRIEF OF ITS OWN.
IF YOU HAVE PLENTY THEY'LL OFFER YOU MORE
IF YOU HAVE NOTHING THEY'LL COME TO YOUR DOOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): OPTIMISM

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

Date learned: 03-09-1971

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