Quotation by Hla Stavhana

Because wretches
will dash a club
against a pin-prick,
even though we live
in the same village,
I can't even look at my lover
with both eyes at once.
Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.), South Indian king, Prkrit poet. translated from The Gthsaptaat of Stavhana Hla by Martha Ann Selby, vs. 501, Nirnaya Sgara Press (1889).

Here, "dashing a club against a pin-prick" has the same force as the English expression, "making a mountain out of a mole- hill."
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