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A small competence is best.A small cottage wherein laughter lives is worth more than a castle full of tears.A small debt makes a debtor, a heavy one an enemy.A small debt makes a debtor; a heavy one makes an enemy.
Publius SyrusA small debt makes a man your debtor, a large one your enemy.A small degree of wit, accompanied by good sense, is less tiresome in the long run than a great amount of wit without it.
La RochefoucauldA small embarrassment causes a big one.A small evil may be a great good.A small family is soon provided for.A small fire in the hearth is better than fleas in the bed.A small fire that warms you is better than a large one that burns you.A small gift is better than a great promise.A small gift usually gets small thanks.A small gift, but well-timed.A small hatchet fells a great oak.A small heart hath small desires.
George Herbert, Jacula PrudentumA small hole can sink a big ship.A small house can lodge a hundred friends.A small house has a wide throat.A small house is enough room for a thousand friends.A small house will hold a hundred friends.A small hurt in the eye is a great one.A small indignity can destroy a great love.A small key opens big doors.A small leak will sink a great ship.A small loud drum does not take time to split. (Don?t boast you may be ashamed.)A small matter hurts one that is sore.A small number of choice books are sufficient.
VoltaireA small pack becomes a little pedlar.A small pack becomes a small pedlar. / Such bird, such nest.A small pack becomes a small pedler.A small place shows a man lowly.A small pot boils quickly.A small red snuff-box is a welcome.A small score will serve to pay a short reckoning.A small shrub may grow into a tree.A small sore wants not a great plaster.A small sorrow distracts, a great one makes us collected; as a bell loses its clear tone when slightly cracked, and recovers it if the fissure is enlarged.
RichterA small spark makes a great fire.A small spark often initiates a large flame.A small tear relieves a great sorrow.A small tumbledown house is better than a communal palace.A small unkindness as a great offence.
Hannah MoreA small woman always seems newly married.A small-minded man looks at the sky through a reed.A smart coat is a good letter of introduction.A smart man doesn?t give his wife a lot of freedom.A smart man is usually humble.A smart person will not climb a mountain; A smart person will go around it.A smart reproof is better than mouth deceit.