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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON (SIMILE)

A NATION'S MORALS ARE LIKE ITS TEETH} THE WORSE THEY ARE DECAYED
THE MORE IT HURTS TO TOUCH THEM G. B. SHAW

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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PROVERB IN VERSE

NEEDLES AND PINS, NEEDLES AND PINS
WHEN A MAN MARRIES, HIS TROUBLE BEGINS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; MATRIMONY ; OBSERVATION ; PESSIMISM ; SEXISM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- P545.0

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PROVERB IN VERSE

NEVER KISS BY THE GARDEN GATE,
FOR LOVE IS BLAND, (SIC) BUT THE NEIGHBORS AIN'T

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; BLIND ; GOSSIP ; PARODY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NEVER PUT OFF TILL TOMORROW WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY
BECAUSE BY THEN THERE MIGHT BE A LAW AGAINST IT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; PARODY ; PROMPTNESS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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AIR CASTLE PROVERB

NEUROTICS BUILD AIR CASTLES,
PSYCHOTICS LIVE IN THEM,
AND PSYCHIATRISTS COLLECT THE RENT.

Submitter comment: SAID SO SINCERELY THAT I HAD TO THINK TWICE BEFORE I APPRECIATED THE
HUMOR

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): FANTASY ; IRONY ; MENTAL DISTURBANCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NO GUTS, NO GLORY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; ELLIPSIS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; BRAVERY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): SELF CONFIDENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NOT ALL IS GOLD THAT GLITTERS LIKE GOLD

Submitter comment: ITEM IS TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): HIPOCRISY ; ILLUSION ; QUALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NOT EVERYTHING THAT SPARKLES IS GOLD BECAUSE THE SUN COMING
THROUGH A HOLE SPARKLES BUT IS NOT GOLD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): ILLUSION ; OBSERVATION ; QUALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-02-1971

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SPANISH PROVERB

NOTHING DRIES SO FAST AS A TEAR

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED IT FROM HER SPANISH TEACHER, DR. ESPINOSA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): CONSOLATION ; SORROW

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-31-1967

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NO TICKEE, NO WASHEE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): CHINESE LAUNDRY ; NO CLAIM CHECK, NO MERCHANDISE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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PROVERB

OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE
WHEN AT FIRST WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; DISHONESTY ; OBSERVATION ; SYMBOL

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

Date learned: 10-31-1969

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OLDER THAN THE HILLS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE ; STALE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-01-1968

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PROVERB

OLD GRAIN IS BETTER THAN NO GRAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERB

OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE THEY JUST SLOWLY FADE AWAY

Submitter comment: HEARD IT ON TV ABOUT MCARTHUR

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): DISILLUSIONMENT ; MILITARY ; REFERRING TO GENERAL DOUGLAS MAC

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ONE TODAY IS WORTH TWO TOMORROWS

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; BELIEF ; Maxim ; NUMBERS ; NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; CARPE DIEM ; Positive

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

Date learned: 11-21-1968

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WELLERISM

"ONLY SEVEN MORE DAYS," DICK SAID, WEEKLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Keyword(s): PUN

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBERS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 01-00-1972

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

THE ONLY VICTORY THAT IS LASTING AND BRINGS NO EVIL RESULTS IS THE
VICTORY OVER HIMSELF. NAPOLEON

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD INDICATES THAT THIS IS A QUOTE FROM NAPOLEON

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FUNCTION ; SELF DISCIPLINE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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PROVERBIAL MAXIM

THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME MUST BE SEIZED WITHIN THE LIFE-
TIME OF THE OPPORTUNITY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; INTERNAL ITERATION ; OBSERVATION ; PROMPTNESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-05-1968

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WELLERISM

OURS WAS THE GROUP THAT HAD 35% MORE CAVITIES
HE SAID CRESTFALLEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): "CREST" IS THE BRAND NAME OF TOOTHPASTE WHICH ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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