A little debt makes a debtor, but a great one an enemy. A little fore-talk may save much after-talk.
A little dog can start a hare, but it takes a big one to catch it.
A little each day is much in a year.
A little ekes, quoth Jenny Wren, when she pissed in the sea.
A little fire burns up a great deal of corn. / Of a small spark, a great fire.
A little fire is quickly trodden out; Which, being suffer'd, rivers cannot quench. Shakespeare
A little gall spoils a great deal of honey.
A little garden square and wall'd; And in it throve an ancient evergreen, A yew-tree, and all round it ran a walk Of shingle, and a walk divided it. Tennyson
A little given seasonably excuses a great gift. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A little good is soon spent.
A little grain of the romance is no ill ingredient to preserve and exalt the dignity of human nature, without which it is apt to degenerate into everything that is sordid, vicious and low. Swift
A little help is worth a deal of pity.
A little house well filled a little land well tilled, and a little wife well willed are great riches.
A little in the morning, nothing at noon, and a light supper doth make to live long.
A little instrument of mighty power. Cervantes
A little is better than none.
A little Kitchin makes a large house. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. A little Learning is a dangerous Thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring: There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. Alexander Pope
A little labour, much health. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A little leak may sink a great ship.
A little leak will sink a great ship.
A little learning is a dangerous thing! Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. Fired at first sight with what the muse imparts, In fearless youth we tempt the height of arts, While from the bounded level of our mind Short views we take, nor mind the lengths behind; But more advanced, behold with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise. Pope
A little Learning is a dangerous Thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring: There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. Alexander Pope
A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
A little lett lets an ill workeman. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A little mischief is too much.
A little more breaks a horse's back.
A little more than kin, and less than kind. Shakespeare
A little mouse can help a great lion.
A little neglect may breed great 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, being overtaken and slain by the enemy; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. Franklin
A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men. Anonymous
A little of anything isn't worth a pin; but a wee bit of sense is worth a lot.
A little of everything is nothing in the main.
A little oil may save a deal of friction.
A little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. Bacon
A little pleases a poor man.
A little poison makes much sweet bitter.
A little pot is soon hot.
A little pot soon hot.
A little praise is good for a shy temper; it teaches it to rely on the kindness of others. Landor
A little rain will fill the lily's cup, which hardly moists the field. Edwin Arnold
A little scandal is an excellent thing; nobody is ever brighter or happier of tongue than when he is making mischief of his neighbors. Ouida
A little ship needs but a little sail.
A little snow, tumbled about, anon becomes a mountain. Shakespeare
A little soul scarce fledged for earth Takes wing with heaven again for goal, Even while we hailed as fresh from birth A little soul. Swinburne
A little spark may kindle a great fire.
A little spark shines in the dark.
A little stone in the shoe may lame the pilgrim.
A little stream came tumbling from the height, And struggling into ocean as it might. Its bounding crystal frolick'd in the ray, And gush'd from cliff to crag with saltless spray. Byron