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" ... 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... "
The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ... - Page 240
by Benjamin Franklin - 1834 - 290 pages
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Introduction to Derivative Financial Instruments: Bonds, Swaps, Options, and ...

Dimitris N. Chorafas - Business & Economics - 2008 - 400 pages
...events can reach a point of crisis that magnifies small changes. As a popular verse has it, For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; For want of a shoe, the horse was lost; For want of a horse, the rider was lost; For want of a rider, the battle was lost; For want of...
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The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin: The Riverside Years, Volume 1

William Sloane Coffin - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 597 pages
...vicious one to another so much as neglectful. Over 350 years ago George Herbert wrote: "For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of a horse, the rider was lost." Commenting on these words, Ben Franklin concluded,...
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A Short Course in Intellectual Self Defense: Find Your Inner Chomsky

Normand Baillargeon - Philosophy - 2011 - 336 pages
...the relevant facts and good reasons to support this conclusion. 75 THE SLIPPERY SLOPE For want of the nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost. For want of...
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The Count of Concord: A Novel

Nicholas Delbanco - Fiction - 2008 - 478 pages
...entirety to the public's sustained attention. It is time for a full listing of accounts. For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse, for want of a horse the battle was lost, for want of a battle the war. Thus it is not my proper business...
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