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Quotation by Benjamin Franklin
A little neglect may breed 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.
Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Poor Richard's Almanac, preface (1758).
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