mischief comes by the pound and goes sway by the ounce

Aphorism #574.
“mischief comes by the pound and goes sway by the ounce”

See Also:
might is right
misfortune comes on wings and departs on foot

As always, please comment if you have any further analysis of this particular aphorism (or if you disagree with my analysis) – or if you have a good story!

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