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" A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe... "
The Life of Benjamin Franklin: With Many Choice Anecdotes and Admirable ... - Page 152
by Mason Locke Weems - 1822 - 264 pages
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The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin: The Riverside Years, Volume 1

William Sloane Coffin - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 597 pages
...vicious one to another so much as neglectful. Over 350 years ago George Herbert wrote: "For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of a horse, the rider was lost." Commenting on these words, Ben Franklin concluded,...
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Spiritual Warfare

Jr. Preston T. Bailey - Religion - 2008 - 388 pages
...Christian for one year or forty years. God expects you to be a Christian soldier in his army. "For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; For want of a shoe, the horse was lost; For want of a horse, the rider was lost; For want of a rider, the battle was lost; For want of...
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A Short Course in Intellectual Self Defense: Find Your Inner Chomsky

Normand Baillargeon - Philosophy - 2011 - 336 pages
...the relevant facts and good reasons to support this conclusion. 75 THE SLIPPERY SLOPE For want of the nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost. For want of...
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The Count of Concord: A Novel

Nicholas Delbanco - Fiction - 2008 - 478 pages
...entirety to the public's sustained attention. It is time for a full listing of accounts. For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse, for want of a horse the battle was lost, for want of a battle the war. Thus it is not my proper business...
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