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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Little
 
A little of everything is nothing in the main.  1
A little pack serves a little pedler.  French.  2
A little said is soon amended.  Dr. Johnson.  3
A little snow tumbled about soon becomes a mountain.  Shakespeare.  4
A little stone may upset a large cart.  Italian, Danish.  5
A little stream may quench thirst as well as a great one.  6
A little stream will drive a light mill.  7
A pebble in the streamlet scant,
  Has turned the course of many a river.
A dewdrop on the baby plant
  Has bent the royal oak forever.
  8
At a little fountain one drinks at his ease.  French.  9
Attention to little things render it impossible to do anything great.  Plutarch.  10
Enjoy the little you have while the fool is hunting for more.  Spanish.  11
From little things men go on to great.  Dutch.  12
He that contemns little things shall perish little by little.  13
He that despises little things is not worthy of the great.  Dutch.  14
He that has little is the less dirty.  15
He who neglects the little loses the greater.  Latin.  16
If you add little to little repeatedly it will become much.  Hesiod.  17
It is better to have a little than nothing.  Dr. Johnson.  18
Let him accept our little for much.  Turkish.  19
Little and often fills the purse.  German.  20
Little and often is better than much and seldom.  German.  21
Little and often makes a heap in time.  German.  22
Little brooks make great rivers.  French.  23
Little by little he got to be rich,
By saving of candle ends and sich.  Saxe.
  24
Little by little one goes far.  Spanish.  25
Little chips kindle the fire and big logs sustain it.  Portuguese.  26
Little drops produce the shower.  Latin.  27
Little things are great to little men.  Goldsmith.  28
Many little rivulets make a great river.  Danish.  29
Many littles make a mickle.  Dutch.  30
Of a little take a little and leave a little.  31
That little which is good fills the trencher.  32
The little cannot be great unless he devour many.  33
There could be no great ones were there no little ones.  34
Though you have but little be thankful to God.  Sri Lankan.  35
Use the little to get the big.  36
Who heeds not little things, will be troubled about lesser ones.  German.  37
 
 
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