RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME BLACKBOARD MY UDMERCY
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Your search for WISDOM returned 43 results.

prev | items
| next

RIDDLE

Q: WHO ALWAYS GOES TO BED WITH HIS SHOES ON?
A: A HORSE

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER EXAMPLE IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (A) ; LITERAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; WEARABLE (Q) ; WISDOM

James Callow Keyword(s): HORSESHOES

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS IT THAT GOES AROUND ALL DAY GRUNTING WITHOUT BEING SICK,
AND IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING WITHOUT HAVING LOST ANYTHING?
A: A PIG.

Submitter comment: DIRECTLY TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMAL (A) ; ANTITHETICAL OPPOSITIONAL ; WISDOM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

View just this record

Language: Rhyme

If wisdom's ways you'd willing seek

Five things observe with care;

Of whom you speak, to whom you speak,

And how, and when and where.

Submitter comment:

Found in autograph book from 1880's

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Language ; poem ; RHYME ; Signature ; Speak ; VERSE ; When ; Where ; Whom ; WISDOM

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

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHAT KIND OF COAT CAN BE PUT ON ONLY WHEN WET?
A: A COAT OF PAINT.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; CLOTHES (Q) ; HARDWARE (A) ; WISDOM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 08-00-1966

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: A TINY BIT OF STEEL THAT CAN HOLD BACK ALL.
A: A KEY

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; HARDWARE (A) ; HARDWARE (Q) ; WISDOM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS IT THAT GOES FAST BUT NOT FAR?
A: A DOLLAR BILL.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; MONETARY ITEMS (A) ; WISDOM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

View just this record

POLISH PROVERB

TRANSLATION A POLISH PERSON ISN'T WISE UNTIL AFTER THE LOSS.
THIS SAYING IMPLIES THAT ONE LEARNS BY HIS MISTAKES.

Submitter comment: I KNOW THIS FROM HOME.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSLATION ; WISDOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

View just this record

PROVERB

IN WHOM WISDOM IS, IN HIM IS EVERYTHING; IN WHOM IT IS NOT, WHAT HAS
HE? HE WHO HAS ACQUIRED IT, WHAT DOES HE LACK? IN WHOM IT IS NOT,
WHAT HAS HE ACQUIRED?

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: THINKS FROM HER FATHER AS A SMALL GIRL.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PARK RIDGE

Keyword(s): WISDOM, CONTRAST, REPITITION

James Callow Keyword(s): PERIODIC SENTENCE ; RHETORICAL QUESTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

View just this record

I KNOW HOW MUCH I PAID FOR MY GRANDMOTHER BEFORE SHE WAS SOLD.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY MY MOTHER THIS SUMMER INTERPRETATION, (I CAN GIVE YOU MORE
ADVICE BECAUSE I'VE LIVED LONGER.)

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL

Keyword(s): ADVISING

James Callow Keyword(s): WISDOM ASSUMED TO RESULT FROM AGE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 09-00-1967

View just this record

AFRICAN PROVERB

I KNOW HOW MUCH YOUR GRANDMOTHER WAS BOUGHT FOR.

Submitter comment: I'VE BEEN LIVING LONGER THAN YOU HAVE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVISING

James Callow Keyword(s): WISDOM ASSUMED TO RESULT FROM AGE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001967 (FALL)

View just this record

Entry filtered.

Confucius Says:

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

He who lives in glass house makes love in closet.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission Card located in pile marked To Be Classified

Keyword(s): ALLUSION TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE ; Confucius ; Jest, Anecdote, Pun, Joke, Irony ; JOKE ; WISDOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
Filter - Mature Content

View just this record

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

View just this record

Proverb

Too soon old and too late smart.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C880.800] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Dup of WPP

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): AGE ; Elderly ; Hindsight ; IGNORANCE ; Old ; WISDOM ; YOUTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

View just this record

Proverb

TOO SOON OLD AND TOO LATE SMART.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD - 01-19-2011

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AGE ; Elderly ; Hindsight ; IGNORANCE ; Old ; WISDOM ; YOUTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-05-1968

View just this record

Proverb

Jack of all trades, master of none.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): Ability ; Fool ; JACK ; Labor ; Master ; Skill ; TRADE ; WISDOM ; WORK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

View just this record

Proverb

Small Verse:

Look before you leap

Submitter comment:

Heard this long ago

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Knowledge ; Leap ; Look ; Sight ; WISDOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

View just this record

Proverb

Life is what you make it.

Submitter comment:

From Someone about 30 years ago.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): Choices ; LIFE ; WISDOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

View just this record

Proverb

Don't Sweat:

Don't sweat the small stuff

Submitter comment:

Heard this in High School

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): ANXIETY ; Small ; Sweat ; WISDOM ; Worry

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

View just this record

Proverb

Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): ANGELS ; Danger ; Fools ; IGNORANCE ; WISDOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

View just this record

Proverb

Only the ignorant man becomes angry. The wise man understands.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Springs of Indian Wisdom ; Herder Book Center

Keyword(s): ANGER ; Fool ; IGNORANCE ; TEMPER ; Understand ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

View just this record

prev | items
| next

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.