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PROVERB

HE WHO HAS NO FRIENDS IS AFRAID OF HIS ENEMIES.
EL QUE NO TIENE AMIGOS TEME A LOS ENEMIGOS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED THROUGH HIS STUDY OF SPANISH.

Data entry tech comment: MY MOTHER OFTEN TOLD ME THIS AS A CHILD IN THE BAHAMAS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; FEAR OF ENEMIES.

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-05-1967

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Irish Prayer

May those who love us, love us;
And those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limp.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Marine City

Keyword(s): CURSE

James Callow Keyword(s): enemies

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

Date learned: 00-00-1991

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Proverb

Never explain: Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

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 ; enemies ; FRIENDS ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Adversary ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CATCH ; enemies ; FLIES ; HONEY ; KINDNESS ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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BELIEF

IF SOMEONE LOANS YOU A NEEDLE, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO
PAY THEM A PENNY OR ELSE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ENEMIES.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): ; BELIEF ; enemies ; Lend ; MONEY ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): HOSTILITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 02-17-1972

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