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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; and 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... "
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A Laconic Manual and Brief Remarker: Containing Over a Thousand Subjects ...

Charles Simmons - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1852 - 552 pages
...there is no fear of your not being one in adversity. Franklin. A penny saved is a penny got. Ib. If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. Build your house to live in, not to look at. Ed. If you wish to economize in living, pay down for everything....
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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - Inventors - 1853 - 488 pages
...men are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it;' but a man's own care is profitable; for, ' if you would have a faithful servant, and one that you...breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost, and for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want of a horse the rider was lost,' being...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 33

1853
...this world, men are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it;' but a man's own care is profitable. '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 ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost,' being...
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An abridgment of Hiley's English grammar: together with appropriate exercises

Richard Hiley - 1853
...gave to him. You might have suceeeded, had you tried. Pursuing my thoughts, I sat down hy my tahle. If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. Underline the adjuncts in these ; — John was a remarkahly diligent man. That man has written an excellent...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1853 - 432 pages
...when the gifts we bestow do not cost us a single privation ? — Degerando. SELF-DEPENDENCE. — If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. — Franklin. SELF-DISCIPLINE. — That discipline which corrects the eagerness of worldly passions,...
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American Classical Authors

Ludwig Herrig - American literature - 1854 - 553 pages
...men are saved, not by f'aith, but by the want of it;" but a man's own care is profitable; for, „if you would have a faithful servant, and one that you...breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost, and for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want of a horse the rider was lost," being...
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Logic for the Million; a Familiar Exposition of the Art of Reasoning

James William Gilbart - Logic - 1854 - 392 pages
...world, men are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it;' but a man's own care is profitable, for 'If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you...breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost,' being...
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The Standard Fourth Reader for Public and Private Schools: Containing a ...

Epes Sargent - American literature - 1855 - 336 pages
...have no rivals. Against diseases, know the strongest fence is the defensive virtue, abstinence. If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. 3. A mob 'sa monster ; with heads enough, but no brains. There is nothing humbler" than ambition when...
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The Standard First[-fifth] Reader ...

Epes Sargent - Readers - 1857
...have no rivals. Against diseases, know the strongest fence is the defensive virtue, abstinence. If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. 3. A mob 'sa monster ; with heads enough, but no brains. There is nothing humbler1' than ambition when...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 375 pages
...riches to the careful, as well as puwer to the bold, and heaven to the virtuous.' And, farther, ' If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.' And again, he adviseth to circumspection and care, even in the smallest matters, because sometimes,...
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