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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Insignificant
 
A spark may consume a city.  Hungarian.  1
A feather shows the way the wind blows,
And a straw the way the stream flows.
  2
The insignificant often are the most to be feared.  La Fontaine.  3
The least and weakest man can do some hurt.  4
The little wimble will let in the great auger.  5
The smallest fish find their place in the ocean.  6
The smallest insect can cause death by its bite.  Chinese.  7
The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on,
And doves will peck in safeguard of their brood.  Shakespeare.
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The strongest things are in danger from the weakest.  Spectator.  9
 
 
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