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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

Non destare to Nothing extenuate

Non destare il can che dorme—Do not wake a sleeping dog.Italian Proverb.

Non è in alcun luogo chi è per tutto—He is nowhere who is everywhere.Italian Proverb.

Non è si tristo cane che non meni la coda—No dog is so bad but he will wag his tail.Italian Proverb.

Non è uomo chi non sa dir di nò—He’s no man who can’t say “No.”Italian Proverb.

Non è ver che sia la morte / Il peggior di tutti i mali; / E un sollievo pei mortali / Che non stanchi di soffrir—Death is not, in fact, the worst of all evils; when it comes, it is a relief to those who are worn out with suffering.Metastasio.

Non eadem est ætas, non mens—My age is no longer the same, nor my inclination.Horace.

Non eadem ratio est, sentire et demere morbos: / Sensus inest cunctis; tollitur arte malum—To be sensible of disease and remove it is not the same thing. The sense of it exists in all; by skill alone is disease removed.Ovid.

Non ebur neque aureum / Mea renidet in domo lacunar—In my dwelling no ivory gleams, nor fretted roof covered with gold.Horace.

Non ego avarum / Cum te veto fieri, vappam jubeo ac nebulonem—When I say, Be not a miser, I do not bid you become a worthless prodigal.Horace.

Non ego illam mihi dotem esse puto, quæ dos dicitur, / Sed pudicitiam, et pudorem, et sedatam cupidinem—I do not deem that a dowry which is called a dowry, but chastity, modesty, and subdued desire.Plautus.

Non ego mordaci distrinxi carmine quenquam; / Nec meus ullius crimina versus habet—I have not wounded any one with stinging satire, nor does my poetry contain a charge against any man.Ovid.

Non ego omnino lucrum omne esse utile homini existimo—I do not at all reckon that every kind of gain is serviceable to a man.Plautus.

Non ego ventosæ venor suffragia plebis—I do not hunt after the suffrages of the fickle multitude.Horace.

Non enim gazæ neque consularis / Summovet lictor miseros tumultus / Mentis et curas laqueata circum, / Tecta volantes—For neither regal treasure, nor the consul’s lictor, nor the cares that hover about fretted ceilings, can remove the unhappy tumults of the mind.Horace.

Non equidem invideo, miror magis—In sooth I feel no envy, I am surprised rather.Virgil.

Non equidem studeo, bullatis ut mihi nugis / Pagina turgescat, dare pondus idonea fumo—I do not study to swell my page with pompous trifles, suited only to give weight to smoke.Persius.

Non erat his locus—This was out of place here.Horace.

Non esse cupidum pecunia est: non esse emacem vectigal est—Not to be covetous is money: not to be extravagant is an estate.Cicero.

Non est ad astra mollis a terris via—The road from the earth to the stars is not a soft one.Seneca.

Non est bonum ludere cum Diis—It is not good to trifle with the gods.Proverb.

Non est de pastu omnium quæstio, sed de lana—It is a manor not of feeding the sheep, but fleecing them (lit. of wool).Pius II.

Non est de sacco tanta farina tuo—So much meal cannot have come from your own sack.Proverb.

Non est ejusdem et multa et opportuna dicere—The same person will not both talk much and to the purpose.Proverb.

Non est jocus esse malignum—There is no joking where there is spite.Horace.

Non est nostri ingenii—It is not within my range of ability.Cicero.

Non est vivere, sed valere, vita—Not to live, but to be healthy is life.Martial.

Non exercitus, neque thesauri, praæsidia regni sunt, verum amici—Neither armies nor treasures are the safeguards of a state, but friends.Sallust.

Non fa buon mangiar cireggie con signori—It is not good to eat cherries with great persons.Italian Proverb.

Non fumum ex fulgore, sed ex fumo dare lucem—Not to educe smoke from splendour, but light from smoke.Motto.

Non generant aquilæ columbas—Eagles do not beget doves.Motto.

Non giudicar la nave stando in terra—Don’t judge of the ship from the shore.Italian Proverb.

Non hæc sine numine—These things are not without sanction of the Deity.Motto.

Non han speranza di morte—They have not hope to die.Dante.

Non hoc ista sibi tempus spectacula poscit—The present moment is not one to indulge in spectacles of this kind.Virgil.

Non hominis culpa, sed ista loci—It is not the fault of the man, but of the place.Ovid.

Non id quod magnum est pulchrum est, sed id quod pulchrum magnum—Not that which is great is noble (lit. beautiful), but that which is noble is great.

Non ignara mali miseris succurrere disco.See “Haud ignara.”

Non illa colo calathisve Minervæ / Femineas assueta manus—Her woman’s hands were not trained to the distaff or basket of (distaff-loving) Minerva.Virgil.

Non immemor beneficii—Not unmindful of kindness.Motto.

Non in caro nidore voluptas / Summa, sed in te ipso est, tu pulmentaria quære / Sudando—The pleasure (in eating) does not lie in the costly flavour, but in yourself. Seek the relish, therefore, from hard exercise.Horace.

Non intelligitur quando obrepit senectus—We do not perceive old age, seeing it creeps on apace.Cicero.

Non intelligunt homines quam magnum vectigal sit parsimonia—Men do not understand what a great revenue economy is.Cicero.

Non la philosophie, mais le philosophisme causera des maux à la France—Not the philosophy, but the philosophy of the philosophe will bring evils on France.Voltaire in 1735.

Non liquet—It is not clear.Law.

Non magni pendis, quia contigit—You do not value it highly because it has been your lot.Horace.

Non me pudet fateri nescire quod nesciam—I am not ashamed to confess myself ignorant of what I do not know.Cicero.

Non mihi sapit qui sermone, sed qui factis sapit—Not he who is wise in speech; but he who is wise in deeds is wise for me.Greg. Agrigent.

Non mihi si linguæ centum sint oraque centum, / Ferrea vox, omnes scelerum comprendere formas / Omnia pœnarum percurrere nomina possim—Not if I had a hundred tongues, a hundred mouths, and a voice of iron, could I retail all the types of wickedness, and run over all the names of penal woe.Virgil.

Non missura cutem, nisi plena cruoris hirudo—A leech that will not leave the skin until it is gorged with blood.Horace.

Non multa, sed multum—Not many things, but much.

Non nobis, Domine—Not unto us, O Lord.

Non nobis solum nati sumus—We are born not for ourselves alone.Cicero.

Non nostrum inter vos tantas componere lites—It is not for me to settle such a dispute.Virgil.

Non obstante veredicto—The verdict notwithstanding.Law.

Non olet—It has not a bad smell, i.e., money.Suetonius.

Non omnes eadem mirantur amantque—All men do not admire and love the same objects.Horace.

Non omnia possumus omnes—We cannot all of us do everything.Virgil.

Non omnibus dormio—Not for all do I sleep.Cicero.

Non omnis error stultitia est dicendus—Not every error is to be called folly.

Non omnis moriar; multaque pars mei / Vitabit Libitinam—I shall not wholly die; and a great part of me shall escape the grave.Horace.

Non opus est magnis placido lectore poetis; / Quamlibet invitum difficilemque tenent—Great poets have no need of an indulgent reader; they hold captive every one however unwilling and hard to please he may be.Ovid.

Non placet quem scurræ laudant, manipulares mussitant—I do not like the man whom the town gentry belaud, but of whom the people of his own class say nothing.Plautus.

Non posse bene geri rempublicam multorum imperiis—Under the command of many, a commonwealth cannot be well conducted.Cornelius Nepos.

Non possidentem multa vocaveris / Recte beatum. Rectius occupat / Nomen beati, qui Deorum / Muneribus sapienter uti, / Duramque callet pauperiem pati, / Pejusque leto flagitium timet—You would not justly call him blessed who has great possessions; more justly does he claim the title who knows how to use wisely the gifts of the gods and to bear the hardships of poverty, and who fears disgrace worse than death.Horace.

Non possum ferre, Quirites, / Græcam urbem—I cannot, Romans, emdure a Grecian city, i.e., Greek or effeminate manners in stern old Rome.Juvenal.

Non potest severus esse in judicando, qui alios in se severos esse judices non vult—He cannot be strict in judging who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.Cicero.

Non progredi est regredi—Not to advance is to go back.Proverb.

Non pronuba Juno, / Non Hymenæus adest, non illi Gratia lecto; / Eumenides stravere torum—No Juno, guardian of the marriage rites, no Hymenæus, no one of the Graces, stood by that nuptial couch.Ovid.

Non purgat peccata qui negat—He who denies his sins does not atone for them.Proverb.

Non quam diu, sed quam bene vixeris refert—Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.Seneca.

Non qui soletur, non qui labentia tarde / Tempora narrando fallat, amicus adest—There is no friend near to console me, none to beguile the weary hours with his talk.Ovid.

Non ragioniam di lor; ma guarda, e passa—Talk not of them; one look, and then pass on.Dante.

Non revertar inultus—I will not return unavenged.Motto.

Non satis est pulchra esse poëmata; dulcia sunto, / Et quocumque volent animum auditoris agunto—It is not enough that poems be beautiful; they must also be affecting, and move at will the hearer’s soul.Horace.

Non scholæ, sed vitæ discimus—We learn not at school, but in life.Seneca.

Non scribit, cujus carmina nemo legit—That man does not write whose verses no man reads.Martial.

Non semper erit æstas—It will not always be summer.Hesiod.

Non semper erunt Saturnalia—The carnival will not last for ever.

Non sequitur—It does not follow; an unwarranted inference.

Non si male nunc, et olim sic erit—If it is ill now, it will not also be so hereafter.Horace.

Non sibi sed patriæ—Not for himself, but for his country.Motto.

Non sine numine—Not without the Divine approval.Motto.

Non sum qualis eram—I am not what I once was.Horace.

Non tali auxilio, nec defensoribus istis / Tempus eget—The times require other aid and other defenders than those you bring.Virgil.

Non tu corpus eras sine pectore. Di tibi formam, / Di tibi divitias dederant, artemque fruendi—You were at no time ever a body without a soul. The gods have given you beauty, the gods have given you wealth, and the skill to enjoy it.Horace to Tibullus.

Non usitata, nec tenui ferar penna—I shall be borne on no common, no feeble, wing.Horace.

Non uti libet, sed uti licet, sic vivamus—We must live not as we like, but as we can.Proverb.

Non v’è peggior ladro d’un cattivo libro—There is no robber worse than a bad book.Italian Proverb.

Non vixit male, qui natus moriensque fefellit—He has not lived ill whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.Horace.

Nonchalance—Coolness; indifference.French.

Nondum omnium dierum sol occidit—The sun of all days has not yet set.Proverb.

None acts a friend by a deputy, or can be familiar by proxy.South.

None are all evil; quickening round his heart, / One softer feeling would not yet depart.Byron.

None are fair but who are kind.Stanley.

None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.Spurgeon.

None are rash when they are not seen by anybody.Stanislaus.

None are so desolate but something dear, / Dearer than self, possesses or possess’d / A thought, and claims the homage of a tear.Byron.

None are so fond of secrets as those who don’t mean to keep them; such persons covet secrets as a spendthrift covets money—for the purpose of circulation. (?)

None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.Goethe.

None are so seldom found alone, and are so soon tired of their own company, as those coxcombs who are on the best terms with themselves.Colton.

None are so well shod but they may slip.Proverb.

None but a fool is always right.Hare.

None but a fool would measure his satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.Goldsmith.

None but a Goethe, at the sun of earthly happiness, can keep his Phœnix wings unsinged.Carlyle.

None but an author knows an author’s cares, / Or Fancy’s fondness for the child she bears.Cowper.

None but himself can be his parallel.L. Theobald.

None but men of strong passions are capable of rising to greatness.Mirabeau.

None but the brave deserve the fair.Dryden.

None can cure their harms by wailing them.Richard III., ii. 2.

None can pray well but he who lives well.Proverb.

None ever saw the pillars of the firmament; yet it is supported.Luther.

None ever was a great poet that applied himself much to anything else.Sir W. Temple.

None is so deaf as he who will not hear.Proverb.

None is so wasteful as the scraping dame: / She loseth three for one—her soul, rest, fame.George Herbert.

None is so wretched as the poor man who maintains the semblance of wealth.Spurgeon.

None lie that would not steal.Gaelic Proverb.

None more impatiently suffer injuries than those that are most forward in doing them. (?)

None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy.Bacon.

None of those who own the land own the landscape; only he whose eye can integrate all the parts, that is, the poet.Emerson.

None of us can wrong the universe.Emerson.

None of you can tell where the shoe pinches me.Plutarch.

None shun the light but criminals and evil spirits.Schiller.

None so blind as they who will not see.Proverb.

None so miserable as a man who wills everything and can do nothing.Claudius.

None so wise but the advice of others may, at some time or other, be useful and necessary for him.Thomas à Kempis.

None think the great unhappy but the great.Proverb.

None without hope e’er loved the brightest fair; / But love can hope where reason would despair.Lyttelton.

Nor are those empty-hearted whose low sound / Reverbs no hollowness.King Lear, i. 1.

Nor by the wayside ruins let us mourn / Who have th’ eternal towers for our appointed bourne.Keble.

Nor can either thy own resentment of misfortunes within, or the violence of any calamity without, give thee sufficient grounds, from the terrible face thy present circumstances wear, to pronounce that all hope of escape and better days are past.Thomas à Kempis.

Nor deem the irrevocable past / As wholly wasted, wholly vain, / If, rising on its wrecks, at last / To something nobler we attain.Longfellow.

Nor e’en the tenderest heart, and next our own, / Knows half the reasons why we smile and sigh!Keble.

Nor e’er was to the bowers of bliss conveyed / A fairer spirit or more welcome shade.T. Tickell.

Nor Fame I slight, nor for her favours call; / She comes unlook’d for, if she comes at all.Pope.

Nor grieve to die when far from home; you’ll find / To Hades everywhere a favouring wind.Anonymous.

Nor is it possible to thought / A greater than itself to know.William Blake.

Nor less I deem that there are powers / Which of themselves our minds impress; / That we can feel this mind of ours / In a wide passiveness.Wordsworth.

Nor love thy life, nor hate, but what thou liv’st / Live well, how long or short permit to heaven.Milton.

Nor sequent centuries could hit / Orbit and sum of Shakespeare’s wit.Landor.

Nor sink those stars in empty night; / They hide themselves in heaven’s own light.Montgomery.

Noris quam elegans formarum spectator fiem—You shall see how nice a judge of beauty I am.Terence.

Nos duo turba sumus—We two are a multitude (lit. a crowd).Deucalion to Pyrrha after the deluge, in Ovid.

Nos hæc novimus esse nihil—We know that these things are nothing—mere trifles.Martial.

Nos nostraque Deo—Both we and ours are God’s.Motto.

Nos numerus sumus et fruges consumere nati—We are a mere number (but ciphers), and born to consume the fruits of the earth.Horace.

Nos patriæ fines et dulcia linquimus arva—We leave the confines of our native country and our delightful plains.Virgil.

Nos te, / Nos facimus, Fortuna, deam—It is we, O Fortune, we that make thee a goddess.Juvenal.

Nosce tempus—Know your time; make hay while the sun shines.Proverb.

Noscenda est mensura sui spectandaque rebus / In summis minimisque—A man should know his own measure, and have regard to it in the smallest matters as well as the greatest.Juvenal.

Noscitur a sociis—A man is known by the company he keeps; a word, by the context.

Nosse omnia hæc salus est adolescentulis—It is salutary for young men to know all these things.Terence.

Nosse volunt omnes, mercedem solvere nemo—All wish to know, but no one to pay the fee.Juvenal.

Nostra nos sine comparatione delectant; nunquam erit felix quem torquebit felicior—What we have pleases us if we do not compare it with what others have; he never will be happy to whom a happier is a torture.Seneca.

Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, / As his corse to the rampart we hurried: / Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot, / O’er the grave where our hero we buried.Rev. C. Wolfe.

Not a flower, not a flower sweet, / On my black coffin let there be strewn; / Not a friend, not a friend greet / My poor corpse, where my bones shall be thrown; / A thousand, thousand sighs to save, / Lay me (what you will) O where / Sad lover ne’er find my grave, / To weep there. (?)

Not a man, for being simply man, / Hath any honour, but honour for those honours / That are without him, as place, riches, favour, / Prizes of accident, as oft as merit.Troil. and Cress., iii. 3.

Not a man of iron, but of live oak.Garfield.

Not a Red Indian, hunting by Lake Winnipeg, can quarrel with his squaw, but the whole world must smart for it. Will not the price of beaver rise?Carlyle.

Not a single shaft can hit / Till the God of love sees fit.Ryland.

Not a vanity is given in vain.Pope.

Not all that heralds rake from coffin’d clay, / Nor florid prose, nor honeyed lines of rhyme, / Can blazon evil deeds or consecrate a crime.Byron.

Not all the water in the rough rude sea / Can wash the balm from an anointed king; / The breath of worldly men cannot depose / The deputy elected by the Lord.Richard II., iii 2.

Not alone to know, but to act according to thy knowledge, is thy destination.Fichte.

Not as a vulture, but a dove, / The Holy Ghost came from above.Longfellow, after Fuller.

Not body enough to cover his mind decently with; his intellect is improperly exposed.Sydney Smith.

Not brute force, but only persuasion and faith is the king of this world.Carlyle.

Not by levity of floating, but by stubborn force of swimming, shalt thou make thy way. A grand “vis inertiæ” in thee, Mr. Bull.Carlyle.

Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord.Bible.

Not by the law of force, but by the law of labour, has any man right to the possession of the land.Ruskin.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, / Is our destined end or way; / But to act that each to-morrow / May find us farther than to-day.Longfellow.

Not every parish priest can wear Dr. Luther’s shoes.Proverb.

Not fame, but that which it merits, is what a man should esteem.Schopenhauer.

Not for fellowship in hatred, but in love am I here.Sophocles.

Not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.St. Paul.

Not he who has many ideas, but he who has one conviction may become a great man.Cötvös.

Not heaven itself upon the past has power; / But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.Dryden.

Not in a man’s having no business with men, but in having no unjust business with them, and in having all manner of true and just business, can either his or their blessedness be found possible, and this waste world become, for both parties, a home and peopled garden.Carlyle.

Not in nature, but in man is all the beauty and the worth he sees. The world is very empty, and is indebted to this gilding, exalting soul for its pride.Emerson.

Not in pulling down, but in building up, does man find pure joy.Goethe.

Not in the achievement, but in the endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite God.Chapin.

Not kings alone—the people too have their flatterers.Mirabeau.

Not less in God’s sight is the end of the day than the beginning.Gaelic Proverb.

Not liberty, but duty, is the condition of existence.George Eliot.

Not lost, but gone before.Seneca.

Not many words are needed to refuse; by the refused the “no” alone is heard.Goethe.

Not marble, nor the gilded monuments of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme.Shakespeare, Sonnet LV.

Not misgovernment, nor yet no government; only government will now serve.Carlyle.

Not once or twice in our rough island-story, / The path of duty was the way to glory: / He that walks it, only thirsting / For the right, and learns to deaden / Love of self, before his journey closes / He shall find the stubborn thistle bursting / Into glossy purples, which outredden / All voluptuous garden-roses.Tennyson.

Not one false man but does unaccountable mischief; how much, in a generation or two, will twenty-seven millions, mostly false, manage to accumulate?Carlyle.

Not one of our faculties that it is not a delight to exercise.W. R. Greg.

Not one of our senses that, in its healthy state, is not an avenue to enjoyment.W. R. Greg.

Not one word of any book is readable by you, except so far as your mind is one with its author’s; and not merely his words like your words, but his thoughts like your thoughts.Ruskin.

Not only all common speech, but science, poetry itself, is no other, if thou consider it, than right naming.Carlyle.

Not only has the unseen world a reality, but the only reality; the rest being, not metaphorically, but literally and in scientific strictness, “a show.”Carlyle.

Not our logical, mensurative faculty, but our imaginative one is king over us; I might say, priest and prophet to lead us heavenward, or magician and wizard to lead us hellward.Carlyle.

Not so easily can a man tear up the roots of his old life, and transplant himself into a new soil and a foreign atmosphere.James Wood.

Not that I loved Cæsar less, but that I loved Rome more.Julius Cæsar, iii. 2.

Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, rouses the flock to fly and follow.Chinese Proverb.

Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, but the hero’s heart.Servian Proverb.

Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather he who offers faithful service in small matters is most welcome to one who would achieve what is good and lasting.Goethe.

Not this man and that man, but all men make up mankind, and their united tasks the task of mankind.Carlyle.

Not to attempt a gallant deed for which one has the impulse may be braver than the doing of it.J. M. Barrie.

Not to believe in God, but to acknowledge Him when and wheresoever He reveals Himself, is the one sole blessedness of man on earth.Goethe.

Not to desire or admire, if a man could learn it, were more / Than to walk all day like the sultan of old in a garden of spice.Tennyson.

Not to know me argues yourselves unknown.Milton.

Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to continue always a child.Cicero.

Not to return one good office for another is inhuman; but to return evil for good is diabolical.Seneca.

Not to see the wood for the trees, i.e., the whole for the details.German Proverb.

Not to speak your opinion well, but to have a good and just opinion worth speaking; for every Parliament, as for every man, this latter is the point.Carlyle.

Not to talk of thy doing, and become the envy of surrounding flunkeys, but to taste of the fruit of thy doings themselves, is thine.Carlyle.

Not towards the impossibility, self-government of a multitude by a multitude; but towards some possibility, government by the wisest, does bewildered Europe now struggle.Carlyle.

Not what I Have, but what I Do is my Kingdom.Carlyle.

Not what the man knows, but what he wills, determines his worth or unworth, his strength or weakness, his happiness or misery.Lindner.

Not what we wish, but what we want, / Oh, let thy grace supply.Merrick.

Not when I rise above, only when I rise to, something, do I approve myself.Jacobi.

Not where they dash ashore and break and moan are waters deadliest.A. Mary F. Robinson.

Not without a shudder may a human hand clutch into the mysterious urn of destiny.Schiller.

Nota bene—Note well.

Notandi sunt tibi mores—The manners of men are to be carefully observed.Horace.

Note how the falcon starts at every sight, / New from his hood, but what a quiet eye / Cometh of freedom.Sir Edwin Arnold.

Noth bricht Eisen—Necessity breaks iron.German Proverb.

Noth kennt kein Gebot—Necessity knows no law.German Proverb.

Noth lehrt beten—Necessity teaches to pray.German Proverb.

Nothing altogether passes away without result. We are here to leave that behind us which will never die.Goethe.

Nothing amuses more harmlessly than computation, and nothing is oftener applicable to real business or speculative inquiries. A thousand stories which the ignorant tell and believe die away at once when the computist takes them in his grip.Johnson.

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.Emerson.

Nothing at bottom is interesting to the majority of men but themselves.Schopenhauer.

Nothing becomes him ill that he would well.Love’s L’s. Lost, ii. 1.

Nothing but a handful of dust will fill the eye of man.Arabian Proverb.

Nothing but ourselves can finally beat us.Carlyle.

Nothing can atone for the want of modesty, without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.Steele.

Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.Ruskin.

Nothing can be done at once hastily and prudently.Publius Syrus.

Nothing can be hostile to religion which is agreeable to justice.Gladstone.

Nothing can be made of nothing; he who has laid up no material can produce no combinations.Sir J. Reynolds.

Nothing can be more fatal in politics than a preponderance of the philosophical, or in philosophy than a preponderance of the political, spirit.Lecky.

Nothing can be preserved but what is good.Emerson.

Nothing can be so injurious to progress as to be altogether blamed or altogether praised.Goethe.

Nothing can be termed mine own but what I make my own by using well.Middleton.

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself; nothing, but the triumph of principles.Emerson.

Nothing can come out of a sack that is not in it.Italian Proverb.

Nothing can ferment itself to clearness in a colander.Carlyle.

Nothing can need a lie; / A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.Herbert.

Nothing can overtake an untruth if it has a minute’s start.J. M. Barrie.

Nothing can work me damage except myself.St. Bernard.

Nothing comes amiss, so money comes withal.Tam. of Shrew, i. 2.

Nothing comes amiss to a hungry man.Proverb.

Nothing contributes so much to cheerfulness as health, or so little as riches.Schopenhauer.

Nothing costs less or is cheaper than compliments of civility.Cervantes.

Nothing deepens and intensifies family traits like poverty and toil and suffering. It is the furnace heat that brings out the characters, the pressure that makes the strata perfect.John Burroughs.

Nothing destroyeth authority so much as the unequal and untimely interchange of power pressed too far and relaxed too much.Bacon.

Nothing dies, nothing can die. No idlest word thou speakest but is a seed cast into time, and grows through all eternity.Carlyle.

Nothing does so much honour to a woman as her patience, and nothing does her so little as the patience of her husband.Joubert.

Nothing done by man in the past has any deeper sense than what he is doing now.Emerson.

Nothing doth so fool a man as extreme passion.Bp. Hall.

Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy.Timon of Athens, iii. 5.

Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.Hume.

Nothing exceeds in ridicule, no doubt, / A fool in fashion, save a fool that’s out; / His passion for absurdity’s so strong, / He cannot bear a rival in the throng.Young.

Nothing exposes us more to madness than distinguishing ourselves from others, and nothing more contributes to maintain our common-sense than living in community of feeling with other people.Goethe.

Nothing extenuate, / Nor set down aught in malice; then must you speak / Of one, that loved not wisely, but too well; / … of one, whose hand, / Like the base Indian, threw a pearl away / Richer than all his tribe.Othello, v. 2.