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PROVERBS OF A MATH TEACHER

NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS

James Callow comment: CREDIT SHOULD GO TO OSCAR WILDE--F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: UNKNOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): GOOD FORTUNE ; IRONY ; OBSERVATION ; SUCCESS BREEDS ITSELF

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 12-04-1968

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ONCE A PAUPER, ALWAYS A PAUPER

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD CONTAINS GREEK TEXT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

James Callow Keyword(s): "NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS." ; CYNICISM ; POVERTY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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PROVERB

THE HIGHER THEY GO THE FARTHER THEY DROP.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): SUCCESS AND FAILURE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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PROVERB

THE HIGHER YOU FLY, THE HARDER YOU FALL.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): SUCCESS AND FAILURE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 12-04-1965

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PROVERB

A GENIUS IS OFTEN REGARDED AS A CRACKPOT UNTIL HE HITS THE JACKPOT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THIS WAS A FAVORITE SAYING OF A TEACHER AT MILLER HIG
IN DETROIT, ABOUT 1941, WHO WAS A FRUSTRATED INVENTOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; RECOGNITION OF GENIUS ; SUCCESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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NOT GIVEN

THIRD TIME'S A CHARM.

Submitter comment: THIS STATES A BELIEF THAT WHEN SOMETHING IS DONE FOR THE
THIRD TIME, IF IT HAS FAILED THE FIRST TWO TIMES, THE
THIRD TIME WILL SUCCEED. IF SUCCESSFUL THE FIRST TWO
TIMES, THE THIRD TIME WILL FAIL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): SUCCESS FAILURE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Toast

The Art of Toasting:

Toasting "healths" began hundreds of years BC when warriors offered drinks to Pagan Gods. Greeks drank at banquets to every God on Olympus. RomNS dded a pledge to Caesar - with a cup to each letter in his name. Norsemen drank to Thor, and Oden, plus cups to love, memories, absent friends. Merrymakers drank to each other's health. Pledging in these cutthroat days was very real. A man was especially vulnerable while drinking. When kinsman "pledged health," they swore to defend each other. Rowdy songs and chug-a-lugging begame part of health drinking as well as toasts to the ladies, wealth and success.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Not ONE example.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Caesar ; DRINKING ; Greek ; HISTORY ; Kinship ; Kinsman ; Norse ; Oden ; Pagan ; Protect ; Romans ; Social ; SUCCESS ; Thor ; TOAST ; Viking ; Warriors ; WEALTH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

Polish:

Niech gwiazda sukces nigdy nie wychodzą na niego, nigdy nie wyjdzie za niego. A kto nie wypije jego zdrowie może pioran trzasnie. (repeat).

Translation:

May the star of success never go out for him, never go out for him.
 And whoever will not drink his health, May the lightning strike him down. (repeat).

Submitter comment:

This song I know from home as well as from the young people in Poland.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The title, A Polish Song has been crossed out.

Keyword(s): DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; HEALTH ; LIGHTNING ; POLISH ; Social ; SONG ; Star ; SUCCESS ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

If at first you don't succeed; try, try again.

Submitter comment:

Learned from her mother

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Succeed ; SUCCESS ; Try ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

French Proverb:

Nothing succeeds like success

Submitter comment:

Heard in course of conversation with fellow teachers.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MINNESOTA

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; ETHNIC ; FRENCH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SUCCESS ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.

Submitter comment:

Heard it from my dad.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; Persevere ; PROVERB ; Succeed ; SUCCESS ; Try ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; Persevere ; PROVERB ; Succeed ; SUCCESS ; Try ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Saying

Hitch your wagon to a star

(Plan and work for the best)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): Saying ; Star ; SUCCESS ; Wagon

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Proverbial Saying

Retort:

Can't come in cans; cans come in success.

Submitter comment:

In school, 7th grade St. Theodore, SSJ, had on blackboard.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Meaning?

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; CAN ; Can't ; Language ; Maxim ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PROVERB ; PUN ; RETORT ; SUCCESS ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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BELIEF: SUPERSTITION

SNEEZING TWICE IN THE NIGHT FOR THREE SUCCESSIVE NIGHTS WAS A SIGN
OF DEATH IN THE HOUSE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; DEATH ; SNEEZE ; Succession ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-27-1971

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