Contention is a hydras head; the more they strive the more they may: and as Praxiteles did by his glass, when he saw a scurvy face in it, brake it in pieces: but for that one he saw many more as bad in a moment. Burton.Anat. of Mel., Part II. Sec. 3. Mem. 7.
Even as a broken mirror, which the glass In every fragment multiplies, and makes A thousand images of one that was The same, and still the more, the more it breaks. Byron.Childe Harold, Canto III. Stanza 33, Page 61.