little strokes fell great oaks

little strokes fell great oaks

Large, seemingly impossible tasks can be completed or accomplished through small, steady efforts. A: "This lawsuit is so huge, I just don't see how we'll be able to get through it!" B: "We just take it one step and one day at a time, taking care of what we can, when we can—remember, little strokes fell great oaks." I thought I'd never be able to pay off my student loans, but little strokes fell great oaks, and after 20 years, I'm finally debt free.
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Little strokes fell great oaks.

Prov. You can complete a large, intimidating task by steadily doing small parts of it. Jill: How can I possibly write a fifty-page report in two months? Jane: Just write a little bit every day. Little strokes fell great oaks.
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"Little strokes fell great oaks." (Small steps produce the best/biggest results.)
`Tis true there is much to be done, and perhaps you are weak-handed; but stick to it steadily, and you will see great effects, for Constant dropping wears away stones, and by diligence and patience the mouse ate in two the cable; and Little strokes fell great oaks, as Poor Richard says in his Almanac, the year I cannot just now remember.