Index | For Want of a Nail


For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of the shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.

Thoughts by Benjamin Franklin from Poor Richard's Almanac, or from his letters, on life and prosperity.


“Hope in this life is a perishing thing, but the hope of good men, when it is cut off from this world, is but removed like a tree, transplanted from this nursery to the garden of the Lord.”
–Matthew Henry, Commentary, Job 19