Great oaks from little acorns grow

Great/Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.

something that you say in order to emphasize that a large, successful organization or plan was very small or simple when it began Microsoft, which is now the biggest independent software company in the world, was founded in 1975 by just two men. It goes to show that great oaks from little acorns grow.
See also: acorn, great, grow, little, oak
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IT is often said that great oaks from little acorns grow - and that is certainly true for one Cardiff couple.
As the saying goes, great oaks from little acorns grow but it is not always as easy as it sounds.
They've played like champions all season, proving our belief that great oaks from little acorns grow.
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