Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
O insensata cura dei mortali, Quanto son defettivi sillogismi Quei che ti fanno in basso batter lali! O mortal cares insensate, what small worth, In sooth, doth all those syllogisms fill, Which make you stoop your pinions to the earth! DanteParadiso. XI. 1.
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 care about a horse-shoe nail. FranklinPoor Richards Almanac.
For the want of a nail the shoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the battle was lost, For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost And all for the want of a horseshoe nail. Another version of Franklin.
No, no, he cannot long hold out these pangs; The incessant care and labour of his mind Hath wrought the mure, that should confine it in, So thin that life looks through and will break out. Henry IV. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 117.
Care keeps his watch in every old mans eye, And where care lodges, sleep will never lie; But where unbruised youth with unstuffd brain. Doth couch his limbs, there golden sleep doth reign. Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 34.