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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Natur und Kunst  to  Nemesis is lame
  Natur und Kunst, sie scheinen sich zu fliehen, / Und haben sich, eh’ man es denkt, gefunden—Nature and art seem to shun each other, and have met (lit. found each other) ere one is aware.    Goethe.  15249
  Natura beatis / Omnibus esse dedit, si quis cognoverit uti—Nature has granted to all to be happy, if we but knew how to use her gifts.    Claudian.  15250
  Natura il fece, e poi roppe la stampa—Nature fashioned him, and then broke the mould.    Ariosto.  15251
  Natura ipsa valere, et mentis viribus excitari, et quasi quodam divino spiritu afflari—To be strong by nature, to be urged on by the native powers of the mind, and to be inspired by a divine spirit, as it were.    Cicero.  15252
  Natura naturans—Nature formative.  15253
  Natura naturata—Nature passive; nature formed.  15254
  Natura nihil agit frustra—Nature does nothing in vain.  15255
  Natura non facit saltus—Nature makes no leaps.  15256
  Natura, quam te colimus inviti quoque—O Nature, now we bow to thee even against our will.    Seneca.  15257
  Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.    Bacon.  15258
  Natural abilities can almost make up for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation for want of natural abilities.    Schopenhauer.  15259
  Natural knowledge is come at by the continuance and progress of learning and of liberty, and by particular persons attending to, comparing, and pursuing intimations scattered up and down it, which are overlooked and disregarded by the generality of the world.    Bishop Butler.  15260
  Natural objects always did and do weaken, deaden, and obliterate imagination in me.    William Blake.  15261
  Natural selection is the principle by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved.    Darwin.  15262
  Naturalia non sunt turpia—Natural things are without shame.  15263
  Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret—Drive Nature out with a pitchfork, she will every time come rushing back.    Horace.  15264
  Nature abhors a vacuum.    Proverb.  15265
  Nature admits no lie.    Carlyle.  15266
  Nature acts towards us like an Oriental potentate with Mamelukes under him, whom he employs for some mysterious purpose, but to whom he never shows himself in person.    Renan.  15267
  Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom.    Carlyle.  15268
  Nature alone is permanent.    Longfellow.  15269
  Nature alone knows what she means.    Goethe.  15270
  Nature always leaps to the surface, and manages to show what she is.    Boileau.  15271
  Nature always speaks of spirit.    Emerson.  15272
  Nature always wears the colours of the spirit. To a man labouring under calamity the heat of his own fire hath sadness in it.    Emerson.  15273
  Nature and art are too grand to go forth in pursuit of aims; nor is it necessary that they should, for there are relations everywhere, and relations constitute life.    Goethe.  15274
  Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. It depends on the mood of the man whether he shall see the sunset or the fine poem.    Emerson.  15275
  Nature and Heaven command you, at your peril, to discern worth from unworth in everything, and most of all in man.    Ruskin.  15276
  Nature and love cannot be concealed.    German Proverb.  15277
  Nature and Nature’s laws lay hid in night; / God said, “Let Newton be!” and all was light.    Pope.  15278
  Nature and truth, though never so low or vulgar, are yet pleasing when openly and artlessly represented.    Pope.  15279
  Nature builds upon a false bottom, seeks herself what she values in others, and is oftentimes deceived and disappointed. Grace reposes her whole hope and love in God, and is never mistaken, never deluded by false expectations.    Thomas à Kempis.  15280
  Nature cannot be surprised in undress. Beauty breaks in everywhere.    Emerson.  15281
  Nature cannot but always act rightly, quite unconcerned as to what may be the consequences.    Goethe.  15282
  Nature counts nothing that she meets with base, / But lives and loves in every place.    Tennyson.  15283
  Nature, crescent, does not grow alone / In thews and bulk; but, as this temple waxes, / The inward service of the mind and soul / Grows wide withal.    Hamlet, i. 3.  15284
  Nature does more than supply materials; she also supplies powers.    J. S. Mill.  15285
  Nature does not cocker us; we are children, not pets; she is not fond; everything is dealt to us without fear or favour, after severe, universal laws.    Emerson.  15286
  Nature does not like to be observed, and likes that we should be her fools and playmates.    Emerson.  15287
  Nature does not make all great men, more than all other men, in the self-same mould.    Carlyle.  15288
  Nature draws with greater force than seven oxen.    German Proverb.  15289
  Nature ever provides for her own exigencies.    Seneca.  15290
  Nature fashions no creature without implanting in it the strength needful for its action and duration.    Carlyle.  15291
  Nature forces on our heart a Creator; history, a Providence.    Jean Paul.  15292
  Nature gives healthy children much; how much! Wise education is a wise unfolding of this; often it unfolds itself better of its own accord.    Goethe.  15293
  Nature gives you the impression as if there were nothing contradictory in the world; and yet, when you return back to the dwelling-place of man, be it lofty or low, wide or narrow, there is ever somewhat to contend with, to battle with, to smooth and put to rights.    Goethe.  15294
  Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming…. Every green thing loves to die in bright colours.    Ward Beecher.  15295
  Nature goes her own way; and all that to us seems an exception, is really according to order.    Goethe.  15296
  Nature had made occupation a necessity; society makes it a duty; habit may make it a pleasure.    Capelle.  15297
  Nature has directly formed woman to be a mother, only indirectly to be a wife; man, on the contrary, is rather made to be a husband than a father.    Jean Paul.  15298
  Nature has given to each one all that as a man he needs, which it is the business of education to develop, if, as most frequently happens, it does not develop better of itself.    Goethe.  15299
  Nature has lent us tears—the cry of suffering when the man at last can bear it no longer.    Goethe.  15300
  Nature has made man’s breast no windows / To publish what he does within doors, / Nor what dark secrets there inhabit, / Unless his own rash folly blab it.    Butler.  15301
  Nature has made provision for all her children; the meanest is not hindered in its existence even by that of the most excellent.    Goethe.  15302
  Nature has no feeling; the sun gives his light to good and bad alike, and moon and stars shine out for the worst of men as for the best.    Goethe.  15303
  Nature has no moods; they belong to man alone.    Auerbach.  15304
  Nature has planted passions in the heart of man for the wisest purposes both of religion and life.    Fox.  15305
  Nature has sometimes made a fool, but a coxcomb is always of man’s own making.    Addison.  15306
  Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time. / Some that will evermore peep through their eyes / And laugh like parrots at a bagpiper; / And other of such vinegar aspect / That they’ll not show their teeth in way of smile, / Though Nestor swear the jest be laughable.    Mer. of Ven., i. 1.  15307
  Nature hath made nothing so base but can / Read some instruction to the wisest man.    Aleyn.  15308
  Nature here shows art, / That through thy bosom makes me see thy heart.    Mid. N.’s Dream, ii. 8.  15309
  Nature holds an immense uncollected debt over every man’s head.    Ward Beecher.  15310
  Nature in women is so nearly allied to art.    Goethe.  15311
  Nature in you stands on the very verge / Of her confine.    King Lear, ii. 4.  15312
  Nature is a friend to truth.    Young.  15313
  Nature is a frugal mother, and never gives without measure.    Emerson.  15314
  Nature is a mutable cloud, which is always and never the same.    Emerson.  15315
  Nature is a Sibyl, who testifies beforehand to what has been determined from all eternity, and was not to be realised till late in time.    Goethe.  15316
  Nature is a vast trope, and all particular natures are tropes.    Emerson.  15317
  Nature is always kind enough to give even her clouds a humorous lining.    Lowell.  15318
  Nature is always lavish, even prodigal.    Goethe.  15319
  Nature is always like herself.    Linnæus.  15320
  Nature is always mysterious.    Ward.  15321
  Nature is always right, and most profoundly so (am gründlichsten) just there where we least comprehend her.    Goethe.  15322
  Nature is an Æolian harp, a musical instrument whose tones are the re-echo of higher strings within us.    Novalis.  15323
  Nature is avariciously frugal; in matter it allows no atom to elude her grasp; in mind no thought or feeling to perish. It gathers up the fragments that nothing be lost.    Dr. Thomas.  15324
  Nature is beyond all teaching.    Proverb.  15325
  Nature is but a name for an effect whose cause is God.    Cowper.  15326
  Nature is commanded by obeying her.    Bacon.  15327
  Nature is content with little, grace with less, but lust with nothing.    Matthew Henry.  15328
  Nature is despotic, and will not be fooled or abated of any jot of her authority by the pertest of her sons.    Emerson.  15329
  Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then a young heart beating under fourscore winters.    Emerson.  15330
  Nature is good, but intellect is better, as the lawgiver is before the law-receiver.    Emerson.  15331
  Nature is good, but she is not the best.    Carlyle.  15332
  Nature is indeed adequate to Fear, but to Reverence not adequate.    Goethe.  15333
  Nature is just towards men. It recompenses them for their sufferings; it renders them laborious, because to the greatest toils it attaches the greatest rewards.    Montesquieu.  15334
  Nature is no spendthrift, but takes the shortest way to her ends.    Emerson.  15335
  Nature is not an Aggregate but a Whole.    Carlyle.  15336
  Nature is not fixed, but fluid; spirit alters, moulds, makes it.    Emerson.  15337
  Nature is rich; those two eggs you ate to breakfast this morning might, if hatched, have peopled the world with poultry.    Carlyle.  15338
  Nature is sometimes subdued, but seldom extinguished.    Bacon.  15339
  Nature is still the grand agent in making poets.    Carlyle.  15340
  Nature is the art of God.    Sir Thomas Browne.  15341
  Nature is the best posture-master.    Emerson.  15342
  Nature is the immense shadow of man.    Emerson.  15343
  Nature is the living, visible garment of God.    Goethe.  15344
  Nature is the only book that teems with meaning on every page.    Goethe.  15345
  Nature knows how to convert evil to good; Nature utilises misers, fanatics, showmen, egotists to accomplish her ends; but we must not think better of the foible for that.    Emerson.  15346
  Nature knows no equality; her sovereign law is subordination and dependence.    Vauvenargues.  15347
  Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.    Goethe.  15348
  Nature listening stood whilst Shakespeare play’d, / And wonder’d at the work herself had made.    Churchill.  15349
  Nature made every fop to plague his brother, / Just as one beauty mortifies another.    Pope.  15350
  Nature makes us vagabonds, the world makes us respectable.    Alexander Smith.  15351
  Nature meant to make woman her masterpiece, but committed a mistake in the choice of the clay; she took it too fine.    Lessing.  15352
  Nature must obey necessity.    Julius Cæsar, iv. 3.  15353
  Nature, mysterious even under the light of day, is not to be robbed of her veil; and what she does not choose to reveal, you will not extort from her with levers and screws.    Goethe.  15354
  Nature needs little, fancy (Wahn) much.    Greek Proverb.  15355
  Nature never did betray / The heart that loved her.    Wordsworth.  15356
  Nature never hurries; atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work.    Emerson.  15357
  Nature never made an unkind creature; ill-usage and bad habits have deformed a fair and lovely creation.    Sterne.  15358
  Nature never sends a great man into the planet without confiding the secret to another soul.    Emerson.  15359
  Nature owns no man who is not a martyr withal.    Carlyle.  15360
  Nature passes nurture.    Proverb.  15361
  Nature respects race and not hybrids.    Knox.  15362
  Nature sent women into the world that they might be mothers and love children, to whom sacrifices must ever be offered, and from whom none can be obtained.    Jean Paul.  15363
  Nature smiles as sweet, I ween, / To shepherds as to kings.    Burns.  15364
  Nature stretches out her arms to embrace man; only let his thoughts be of equal greatness.    Emerson.  15365
  Nature, study, and practice must combine to ensure proficiency in any art.    Aristotle.  15366
  Nature suffers nothing to remain in her kingdom which cannot help itself.    Emerson.  15367
  Nature takes as much pains in the forming of a beggar as an emperor.    Proverb.  15368
  Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.    Coriolanus, ii. 1.  15369
  Nature transcends all our moods of thought, and its secret we do not yet find.    Emerson.  15370
  Nature trips us up when we strut.    Emerson.  15371
  Nature understands no jesting; she is always true, always serious, always severe; she is always right, and the errors and faults are always those of man. Him who is incapable of appreciating her she despises, and only to the apt, the pure, and the true, does she resign herself and reveal her secrets.    Goethe.  15372
  “Nature veils God,” but what I see of Him in nature is not veiled.    Goethe.  15373
  Nature, which is the Time-vesture of God, and reveals Him to the wise, hides Him from the foolish.    Carlyle.  15374
  Nature will not be Buddhist; she resents generalising, and insults the philosopher in every moment with a million of fresh particulars.    Emerson.  15375
  Nature without discipline is of small force, and discipline without nature more feeble.    John Lily.  15376
  Nature without learning is like a blind man; learning without Nature, like a maimed one; practice without both, incomplete.    Plutarch.  15377
  Nature works after such eternal, necessary, divine laws, that the Deity himself could alter nothing in them.    Goethe, after Spinoza.  15378
  Nature works on the method of all for each and each for all.    Emerson.  15379
  Nature works very hard, and only hits the white once in a million throws. In mankind, she is contented if she yields one master in a century.    Emerson.  15380
  Nature’s above art.    King Lear, iv. 6.  15381
  Nature’s chief masterpiece is writing well.    Duke of Buckingham.  15382
  Nature’s shadows are ever varying.    William Blake.  15383
  Nature’s tears are Reason’s merriment.    Romeo and Juliet, iv. 5.  15384
  Natures that have much heat, and great and violent desires and perturbations, are not ripe for action till they have passed the meridian of their years.    Bacon.  15385
  Natürlicher Verstand kann fast jeden Grad von Bildung ersetzen, aber keine Bildung den natürlichen Verstand—Natural intelligence may make up almost every step in culture, but no culture make up for natural intelligence.    Schopenhauer.  15386
  Natus nemo—Not a born soul.    Plautus.  15387
  Natus sum; esuriebam, quærebam; nunc repletus requiesco—I was born; I felt hungry, and sought for food; now that I am satiated, I lay me down to rest.  15388
  Naufragium in portu facere—To make shipwreck in port.    Quintilian.  15389
  Nay! evermore, / All things and thoughts, both new and old, are writ / Upon the unchanging human heart and soul.    Lewis Morris.  15390
  Nay, let us seek at home to find / Fit harvest for the brooding mind, / And find, since thus the world grows fair, / Duty and pleasure everywhere.    Lewis Morris.  15391
  Nay, that’s past praying for.    1 Henry IV., ii. 4.  15392
  Nay, then, farewell! / I have touch’d the highest point of all my greatness, / And, from that full meridian of my glory, / I haste now to my setting: I shall fall / Like a bright exhalation in the evening, / And no man see me more.    Wolsey, in Henry VIII., iii. 2.  15393
  Ne Æsopum quidem trivit—He is a backward pupil (lit. he has not yet thumbed Æsop).  15394
  Ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito—Yield not to misfortunes, but rather go more boldly to meet them.    Virgil.  15395
  Ne depugnes in alieno negrotio—Do not take up the cudgels in another man’s affairs.    Proverb.  15396
  Ne exeat regno—Let him not go out of the kingdom. (A writ to prevent a person leaving the country).    Law.  15397
  Ne faut-il que délibérer? / La cour en conseillers foisonne: / Est-il besoin d’exécuter? / L’on ne rencontre personne—Is a matter to be discussed? the council chamber is full of advisers. Is there something to be done? the chamber is empty.    La Fontaine.  15398
  Ne forçons point notre talent; / Nous ne ferions rien avec grâce—Let us not force our faculty; we shall in that case do nothing to good effect.    La Fontaine.  15399
  Ne fronti crede—Trust not to appearances.  15400
  Ne Hercules quidem contra duos—Not even Hercules could contend against two at once.  15401
  Ne Jupiter quidem omnibus placet—Not even Jupiter can please everybody.    Proverb.  15402
  Ne nimium—Not too much.    Motto.  15403
  Ne obliviscaris—Do not forget.    Motto.  15404
  Ne plus ultra—What cannot be surpassed; perfection (lit. no more beyond).  15405
  Né pour la digestion—Born merely to consume good things.    La Bruyère.  15406
  Ne quid detrimenti respublica capiat—See that the commonwealth suffer no detriment.  15407
  Ne quid falsi dicere audeat, ne quid veri non audeat—Let him not dare to say anything that is false, nor let him dare to say what is not true.    Cicero.  15408
  Ne quid nimis—Let there be no excess.    Motto.  15409
  Ne sutor supra crepidam—Let the cobbler stick to his last.    Pliny.  15410
  Ne te longis ambagibus ultra / Quam satis est morer—To make a long story short (lit. not to detain you by long digressions more than enough).    Horace.  15411
  Ne te quæsiveris extra—Seek not thyself outside of thyself.  15412
  Ne tempora perde precando—Lose not the time that offers itself by praying.    Ovid.  15413
  Ne tentes, aut perfice—Either attempt not, or go through with it.    Motto.  15414
  Ne vile fano—Bring nothing base to the temple.    Motto.  15415
  Ne vile velis—Incline to nothing vile.    Motto.  15416
  Near and far do not belong to the eternal world, which is not of space and time.    Carlyle.  15417
  Near is my shirt, but nearer is my skin.    Proverb.  15418
  Nearer the kirk the farther frae grace.    Scotch Proverb.  15419
  Nearly all our powerful men in this age of the world are unbelievers; the best of them in doubt and misery; the plurality in plodding hesitation, doing, as well as they can, what practical work lies ready to their hands.    Ruskin.  15420
  Neat, not gaudy.    Charles Lamb.  15421
  Nec aspera terrent—Not even hardships deter us.    Motto.  15422
  Nec caput nec pedes—In confusion, neither head nor tail.    Proverb.  15423
  Nec cui de te plusquam tibi credas—Do not believe any man more than yourself about yourself.    Proverb.  15424
  Nec cupias, nec metuas—Neither desire nor fear.    Motto.  15425
  Nec deus intersit, nisi dignus vindice nodus—Never let a god interfere unless a difficulty arise worthy of a god’s interposition.    Horace.  15426
  Nec domo dominus sed domino domus honestanda est—The master should not be graced by the mansion, but the mansion by the master.    Cicero.  15427
  Nec est ad astra mollis e terris via—The way from the earth to the stars is no soft one.    Seneca.  15428
  Nec habeo, nec careo, nec curo—I neither have, nor want, nor care.    Motto.  15429
  Nec lusisse pudet, sed non incidere ludum—There is no shame in having led a wild life, but in not breaking it off.    Horace.  15430
  Nec male notus eques—A knight of good repute.    Motto.  15431
  Nec meus audet / Rem tentare pudor, quam vires ferre recusent—My modesty does not permit me to essay a thing which my powers are not equal to accomplish.    Virgil.  15432
  Nec minor est virtus, quam quærere, parta tueri: / Casus inest illic; hic erit artis opus—It is no less merit to keep what you have got than to gain it. In the one there is chance; the other will be a work of art.    Ovid.  15433
  Nec mora, nec requies—Neither delay nor cessation.    Virgil.  15434
  Nec morti esse locum—There is no room for death.    Ovid.  15435
  Nec obolum habet unde restim emat—He hasn’t a penny left to buy a halter.    Proverb.  15436
  Nec omnia, nec semper, nec ab omnibus—Neither all, nor always, nor by all.  15437
  Nec placida contentus quiete est—Nor is he contented with quiet repose.    Motto.  15438
  Nec pluribus impar—Not an unequal match for numbers.    Motto.  15439
  Nec prece nec pretio—Neither by entreaty nor by a bribe.    Motto.  15440
  Nec, quæ præterlit, iterum revocabitur unda; / Nec, quæ præteriit, hora redire potest—Neither can the wave which has passed by be again recalled, nor can the hour which has passed ever return.    Ovid.  15441
  Nec quærere nec spernere honorem—Neither to seek nor to despise honours.    Motto.  15442
  Nec regi nec populo, sed utrique—Neither for king nor for people, but for both.    Motto.  15443
  Nec scire fas est omnia—It is not permitted us to know all things.    Horace.  15444
  Nec si non obstatur propterea etiam permittitur—That an act is not prohibited, it does not follow that it is permitted.    Cicero.  15445
  Nec sibi, sed toti genitum se credere mundo—To think that he was born not for himself alone, but for the whole world.    Lucan.  15446
  Nec soli cedit—He yields not even to the sun.    Motto.  15447
  Nec temere nec timide—Neither rashly nor timidly.    Motto.  15448
  Nec tibi quid liceat, sed quid fecisse decebit / Occurrat—And let it not concern you what you may do, but what you ought to do.    Claudian.  15449
  Nec timeo, nec sperno—I neither fear nor despise.    Motto.  15450
  Nec Veneris pharetris macer est, aut lampade fervet: / Inde faces ardent, veniunt a dote sagittæ—He is not made thin by Venus’ quiver, nor does he burn with her torch; it is from this that his fires are fed, from her dowry the arrows come.    Juvenal.  15451
  Nec verbum verbo curabis reddere fidus / Interpres—Nor, as a faithful translator, should you be careful to render the original word for word.    Horace.  15452
  Nec vidisse semel satis est, juvat usque morari, / Et conferre gradum, et veniendi discere causas—Nor is it enough to have once seen him; they are delighted to linger near him, and to keep step with him, and to learn the reason of his coming.    Virgil.  15453
  Nec vultu destine dicta tuo—Do not discredit your words by your looks.    Ovid.  15454
  Necessary patience in seeking the Lord is better than he that leadeth his life without a guide.    Ecclesiasticus.  15455
  Necesse est cum insanientibus furere, nisi solus relinqueris—You must be mad with the insane unless you wish to be left quite alone.    Petronius.  15456
  Necesse est ut multos timeat, quem multi timent—He whom many fear must necessarily fear many.    Syrus.  15457
  Necessità ’l a’ induce, e non diletto—Necessity, not pleasure, brings him here.    Dante.  15458
  Necessitas non habet legem—Necessity has no law.  15459
  Necessity does everything well.    Emerson.  15460
  Necessity is cruel, but it is the only test of inward strength. Every fool may live according to his own likings.    Goethe.  15461
  Necessity is the mistress of the arts.    Proverb.  15462
  Necessity is the mother of invention.    Proverb.  15463
  Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves.    William Pitt.  15464
  Necessity makes even cowards brave.    Proverb.  15465
  Necessity reforms the poor, and satiety the rich.    Tacitus.  15466
  Necessity unites hearts.    German Proverb.  15467
  Necessity urges desperate measures.    Cervantes.  15468
  Necio es quien piensa que otros no piensan—He is a fool who thinks that others don’t think.    Spanish Proverb.  15469
  Need mak’s an auld wife trot.    Scotch Proverb.  15470
  Needles and pins, needles and pins! / When a man marries his trouble begins.    Proverb.  15471
  Needs must when the devil drives.    Scotch Proverb.  15472
  Ne’er grudge and carp, / Though fortune use you hard and sharp.    Burns.  15473
  Ne’er let your gear owergang ye—i.e., never let your wealth get the better of you.    Scotch Proverb.  15474
  Ne’er linger, ne’er o’erhasty be, / For time moves on with measured foot.    Goethe.  15475
  Ne’er put a sword in a wud man’s (a madman’s) hand.    Scotch Proverb.  15476
  Ne’er tak’ a wife till ye ken what to do wi’ her.    Scotch Proverb.  15477
  Ne’er the rose without the thorn.    Herrick.  15478
  Ne’er trust muckle to an auld enemy or a new freend.    Scotch Proverb.  15479
  Neglecta solent incendia sumere vires—A fire, if neglected, always gathers in strength.    Horace.  15480
  Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through all her best resolves.    Feltham.  15481
  Negligere quid de se quisque sentiat, non solum arrogantis est, sed omnino dissoluti—To be careless of what others think of us, not only indicates an arrogant, but an utterly abandoned character.    Cicero.  15482
  Nehmt die Gottheit auf in euren Willen, / Und sie steigt von ihrem Weltenthron—Take the divine up into your will, and she descends from her world-throne.    Schiller.  15483
  Nehmt die Stimmung wahr, / Denn sie kommt so selten—Take advantage of the right mood, for it comes so seldom.    Goethe.  15484
  Neid zu fühlen, ist menschlich; Schadenfreude zu geniessen, teuflisch—To feel envy is human; to joy in mischief is devilish.    Schopenhauer.  15485
  Neither a borrower nor a lender be; / For loan oft loses both itself and friend.    Hamlet, i. 3.  15486
  Neither borrow money of a neighbour nor a friend, but of a stranger, where, paying for it, thou shalt hear no more of it.    Lord Burleigh.  15487
  Neither crow nor croak.    Proverb.  15488
  Neither exalt your pleasures, nor aggravate your vexations, beyond their real and natural state.    Johnson.  15489
  Neither heat, nor frost, nor thunder / Shall wholly do away, I ween, / The marks of that which once hath been.    Coleridge.  15490
  Neither hew down the whole forest, nor come home without wood.    Servian Proverb.  15491
  Neither lead nor drive.    Proverb.  15492
  Neither our virtues nor vices are all our own.    Johnson.  15493
  Neither painting nor fighting feed men; nor can capital, in the form of money or machinery, feed them.    Ruskin.  15494
  Neither praise nor blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award—these are the true aims and duties of criticism.    Simms.  15495
  Neither rhyme nor reason.    Shakespeare.  15496
  Neither seek nor shun the fight.    Gaelic Proverb.  15497
  Neither sign a paper without reading it, nor drink water without seeing it.    Spanish Proverb.  15498
  Neither wise men nor fools / Can work without tools.    Proverb.  15499
  Neither woman nor man, nor any kind of creature in the universe, was born for the exclusive, or even the chief, purpose of falling in love or being fallen in love with…. Except the zoophytes and coral insects of the Pacific Ocean, I am acquainted with no creature with whom it is the one or grand object.    Carlyle.  15500
  Neither women nor linen by candlelight.    Proverb.  15501
  [Greek]—A dead man doesn’t bite.    Plutarch.  15502
  Nem. con., abbrev. for Nemine contradicente—Nobody opposing.  15503
  Nem. diss., abbrev. for Nemine dissentiente—Same as above.  15504
  Nemesis checks, with cubit-rule and bridle, / Immoderate deeds, and boastings rash and idle.    Anonymous.  15505
  Nemesis is lame, but she is of colossal stature, like the gods.    George Eliot.  15506


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