For Want of A Nail (proverb)

For Want Of A Nail (proverb)

"For Want of a Nail" is a proverbial rhyme showing that small actions can result in large consequences.

For Want of a Nail

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 message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.


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Famous quotes containing the word nail:

    Many hammer all over the wall and believe that with each blow they hit the nail on the head.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)