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PROVERB

THE AXLE THAT SQUEAKS THE LOUDEST GETS THE GREASE.

Data entry tech comment: END OF A SECTION

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): ATTITUDE ; COMPLAINERS ; OBSERVATION ; PERSISTENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-06-1971

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PROVERB

DON'T THROW AWAY (OR LEAVE) THE ROAD BECAUSE OF A PATH.
(TRANSLATION)

Submitter comment: REFERS TO NOT GIVING UP EVEN THOUGH THE NICE SMOOTH ROAD TURNS
INTO A ROCKY PATH FOR AWHILE. TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

James Callow comment: THIS MAKES LITTLE SENSE TO ME. IT SEEMS TO SAY
DON'T SUCCUMB TO MINOR TEMPTATIONS--KEEP THE MAIN GOAL
IN MIND--FRANK M. PAULSEN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

DO THE BEST YOU CAN TODAY AND TOMORROW YOU CAN DO BETTER.

Where learned: LETTER ; TOLD BY

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; PERSISTENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-19-1972

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PROVERB

DROP BY DROP AND SOON EVEN BOULDERS ARE WASHED AWAY.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PERSISTENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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PROVERB

BETTER LATE, THAN NEVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; STUDENT UNION

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION ; PERSISTENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-22-1968

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PROVERB

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER,
BUT BETTER NEVER LATE.

Submitter comment: HEARD IN CONVERSATION

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CHIASMUS ; CONTRAST ; OBSERVATION ; PERSISTENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-00-1965

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PROVERB

BRAG IS A GOOD DOG BUT HOLDFAST IS BETTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; PERSONIFICATION

James Callow Keyword(s): BRAGGING ; OBSERVATION ; PERSISTENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-00-1971

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CHILD PROVERB

EVEN A CHILD MAY HURT IF HE HITS MANY TIMES.

Submitter comment: MANY SMALL LOSSES WILL BECOME A BIG LOSS.

Where learned: KOREA ; SEOUL

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PERSERVERANCE ; PERSISTENCE ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

PUT ONE GRAIN NEXT TO ANOTHER AND SOON YOU'LL HAVE A PILE.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FOOD? ; MANY A LITTLE MAKES A ; OBSERVATION ; PERSISTENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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