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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NOTHING VENTURED NOTHING LOST

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

James Callow Keyword(s): AMBITION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-15-1967

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NOTHING VENTURE, (SIC) NOTHING GAINED

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN
SOURCE NOT REMEMBERED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

James Callow Keyword(s): AMBITION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-18-1967

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PROVERB

HITCH YOUR WAGON TO A STAR.

Submitter comment: FROM - UNCERTAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): AMBITION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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GOOD, BETTER, BEST,
I WILL NEVER REST,
UNTIL THE GOOD IS BETTER,
AND THE BETTER, BEST.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS LEARNED BY THE INFORMANT WHEN SHE WAS IN FIFTH GRADE AT ST.
MICHAEL'S SCHOOL IN SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN. SHE RECITED IT, ALONG WIT
OTHER SAYINGS, EVERY DAY BEFORE HER MATH CLASS. THE TEACHER'S NAME
WAS SISTER CONRADIA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): AMBITION ; ASSONANCE ; FINAL ITERATION ; RHYME:AABA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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PROVERB

IF THE GOAT WOULD NOT JUMP,
HE WOULD NOT BREAK HIS LEG. (TRANS)

Submitter comment: ZEIBY KOZKU NIE SKAKOTO TOBY
NOSZKI NIE ZTOMALA

Where learned: HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): AMBITION DARING FOOLHARDINESS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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PROVERB

MEHWE BKYCUW, CKOPWE IUKHEW. ( UKRAINIAN )
IF YOU BITE LESS OFF, YOU'LL SWALLOW IT FASTER. TRANSLATION.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM RELATIVES IN UKRAINE.
THIS REFERS TO NOT ATTEMPTING MORE THAN YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AMBITION ; EATING METAPHOR ; OBSERVATION

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

Date learned: 10-14-1967

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Your Time is Now
What you do with your time
And how you use it are important.
You can help shape your own time and time to come.
You can make it better.

Submitter comment: Jewish children are taught this poem as soon as
they are able to read.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Ambition, Organization

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

Date learned: 00-00-1976

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YOU CAN'T SWIM IN A POOLROOM.

James Callow comment: LIKE YOU CAN'T BOUNCE A MEATBALL, SAYS COLLECTOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LEXINGTON

James Callow Keyword(s): AMBITION? ; JOKE? ; WORK?

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-14-1969

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Toast

A toast to all your fine ambition, about which we all rant;

Because it makes you do the things that everyone says you can't.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK

Keyword(s): Ability ; AMBITION ; DRINKING ; Social ; TOAST

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

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