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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Nemo allegans  to  Nil debet
  Nemo allegans suam turpitudinem audiendus est—No one testifying to his own baseness ought to be heard.    Law.  15507
  Nemo dat quod non habet—Nobody can give what he does not legally possess.    Law.  15508
  Nemo debet bis puniri pro uno delicto—No man shall be twice punished for the same offence.    Law.  15509
  Nemo debet bis vexari pro una et eadem causa—No one shall be molested twice for one and the same cause.    Law.  15510
  Nemo debet esse judex in propria causa—No one ought to be judge in his own cause.    Law.  15511
  Nemo doctus mutationem consilii inconstantiam dixit esse—No sensible man ever charged one with inconstancy who had merely changed his opinion.    Cicero.  15512
  Nemo est tam senex qui se annum non putat posse vivere—There is no man so old as not to think he may live a year longer.    Cicero.  15513
  Nemo ex proprio doto consequitur actionem—No man can sue at law upon his own fraud.    Law.  15514
  Nemo impetrare potest a papa bullam nunquam moriendi—No man can ever obtain from the Pope a dispensation from death.    Thomas à Kempis.  15515
  Nemo ita pauper vivit, quam pauper natus est—No one is so poor in life as he was when he was at birth.  15516
  Nemo læditur nisi a seipso—No man is harmed but by himself.    Proverb.  15517
  Nemo malus felix, minime corruptor—No bad man is happy, least of all a seducer.    Juvenal.  15518
  Nemo mathematicus genium indemnatus habebit—No astronomer will be held a genius until he is condemned.    Juvenal.  15519
  Nemo me impune lacessit—No one provokes me with impunity.    Motto of Scotland.  15520
  Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit—No man is wise at all moments.  15521
  Nemo patriam in qua natus est exuere nec ligeantiæ debitum ejurare possit—No one can cast off his native country or abjure his allegiance to his sovereign.    Law.  15522
  Nemo potest mutare consilium suum in alterius injuriam—No one can change what he proposes to enact to the damage of another.    Law.  15523
  Nemo potest nudo vestimenta detrahere—You cannot strip a garment off a naked man.    Proverb.  15524
  Nemo potest personam diu ferre fictam—No one can play a feigned part long.    Seneca.  15525
  Nemo præsumitur alienam posteritatem suæ prætulisse—No one is presumed to have preferred another’s offspring to his own.    Law.  15526
  Nemo punitur pro alieno delicto—No one must be punished for the fault of another.    Law.  15527
  Nemo quam bene vivat, sed quamdiu, curat: quum omnibus possit contingere ut bene vivat, ut diu nulli—No one concerns himself with how well he should live, only how long: while none can count upon living long, all have the chance of living well.    Seneca.  15528
  Nemo repente fuit turpissimus—No man ever became extremely wicked all at once.    Juvenal.  15529
  Nemo sibi nascitur—No one is born for himself.    Proverb.  15530
  Nemo solus sapit—No man is wise by himself.    Plautus.  15531
  Nemo tenetur se ipsum accusare—No one is held bound to criminate himself.    Law.  15532
  Nemo vir magnus sine aliquo afflatu divino unquam fuit—There never was a great man who had not some divine inspiration.    Cicero.  15533
  [Greek]—Fools, they don’t even know how much half is more than the whole.    Hesiod, from Pittacus.  15534
  Nequaquam satis in re una consumere curam—It is by no means enough to spend all our care on a single object.    Horace.  15535
  Neque culpa neque lauda teipsum—Neither blame nor praise yourself.  15536
  Neque fœmina, amissa pudicitia, alia abnuerit—When a woman has once lost her chastity, she will shrink from nothing.    Tacitus.  15537
  Neque mala vel bona quæ vulgus putet—Things are not to be judged either good or bad merely because the public think so.    Tacitus.  15538
  Neque opinione sed natura constitutum est jus—Not in opinion, but in nature is law founded.    Cicero.  15539
  Neque quies gentium sine armis neque arma sine stipendiis neque stipendia sine tributis haberi queunt—The quiet of nations cannot be maintained without arms, nor can arms be maintained without pay, nor pay without taxation.    Tacitus.  15540
  Neque semper arcum / Tendit Apollo—Apollo does not always keep his bow bent.    Horace.  15541
  Nequicquam sapit qui sibi non sapit—He is wise to no purpose who is not wise for himself.    Proverb.  15542
  Nervus rerum—The sinews of things.  15543
  Nescia mens hominum fati sortisque futuræ, / Et servare modum, rebus sublata secundis—Man knows not the lot appointed him, and he cannot keep within bounds when elated by prosperity.    Virgil.  15544
  Nescio qua natale solum dulcedine captos / Ducit, et immemores non sinit esse sui—I know not by what sweet charm our native soil attracts us to it, and does not suffer us ever to forget it.    Ovid.  15545
  Nescio qua præter solitum dulcedine læti—Elated beyond usual by some unaccountable delight.    Virgil.  15546
  Nescire autem quid antea quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. Quid enim est ætas hominis, nisi memoria rerum veterum cum superioribus contexitur?—To be unacquainted with events which took place before you were born, is to be always a child; for where is human life if the memory fails to connect past events with others before?    Cicero.  15547
  Nescis tu quam meticulosa res sit ire ad judicem—You little know what a frightful thing it is to go to law.    Plautus.  15548
  Nescit vox missa reverti—A word once uttered can never be recalled.    Horace.  15549
  Nessun maggior dolore / Che ricordarsi del tempo felice / Nella miseria—There is no greater woe than the recollection in the midst of misery of happy days bygone.    Dante.  15550
  Nessuno nasce maestro—No one is born a master.    Italian Proverb.  15551
  Neu Regiment bringt neue Menschen auf, / Und früheres Verdienst veraltet schnell—A new administration of affairs raises up new men, and qualifications formerly of service become soon antiquated.    Schiller.  15552
  Neutral men are the devil’s allies.    Chapin.  15553
  Never a tear bedims the eye / That time and patience will not dry; / Never a lip is curved in pain / That can’t be kissed into smiles again.    Bret Harte.  15554
  Never anger / Made good guard for itself.    Ant. and Cleop., iv. 1.  15555
  Never anything can be amiss / When simpleness and duty tender it.    Mid. N.’s Dream, v. 1.  15556
  Never ask a favour of a man until he has had his dinner.    Punch.  15557
  Never be afraid to doubt, if only you have the disposition to believe.    Leighton.  15558
  Never bray at an ass.    Proverb.  15559
  Never burn your fingers to snuff another man’s candle.    Proverb.  15560
  Never buy a pig in a poke.    Proverb.  15561
  Never by reflection, only by doing what it lies on him to do, is self-knowledge possible to any man.    Goethe.  15562
  Never cackle till your egg is laid.    Proverb.  15563
  Never confuse a myth with a lie…. The thoughts of all the greatest and wisest men hitherto have been expressed through mythology.    Ruskin.  15564
  Never deal in mistakes; they aye bring mischances.    Scott.  15565
  Never deceive a friend.    Hipparchus.  15566
  Never desire to appear clever and make a show of your talents before men. Be honest, loving, kindly, and sympathetic in all you say and do. Cleverness will flow from you naturally if you have it, and applause will come to you unsought from those who know what to applaud; but the applause of fools is to be shunned.    Prof. Blackie to young men.  15567
  Never despise the day of small things.    Proverb.  15568
  Never disregard what your enemies say.    B. R. Haydon.  15569
  Never do anything of the rectitude of which you have a doubt.    Pliny.  15570
  Never do that by proxy which you can do yourself.    Italian Proverb.  15571
  Never do things by halves.    Proverb.  15572
  Never durst poet touch a pen to write / Until his ink were temper’d with love’s sighs; / O, then his lines would ravish savage ears, / And plant in tyrants mild humility.    Love’s L’s. Lost, iv. 3.  15573
  Never elated when one man’s oppress’d; / Never dejected while another’s bless’d.    Pope.  15574
  Never fall out with your bread and butter.    Proverb.  15575
  Never find fault with the absent.    Proverb.  15576
  Never fish in troubled waters.    Proverb.  15577
  Never forget St. Paul’s sentence, “Love is the fulfilling of the law.” This is the steam of the social machine; but the steam requires regulation; it is regulated by intelligence and moderation.    Prof. Blackie to young men.  15578
  Never fry a fish till it’s caught.    Proverb.  15579
  Never give up the ship.    Proverb.  15580
  Never grudge a penny for a pennyworth.    Proverb.  15581
  Never grumble nor mumble.    Proverb.  15582
  Never hang a man twice for one offence.    Proverb.  15583
  Never have an idle hour, or an idle pound.    Proverb.  15584
  Never hold a candle to the devil.    Proverb.  15585
  Never indulge the notion that you have any absolute right to choose the sphere or the circumstances in which you are to put forth your powers of social action.    Prof. Blackie to young men.  15586
  Never is a lang term.    Scotch Proverb.  15587
  Never is a long day.    Proverb.  15588
  Never king dropped out of the clouds.    Power.  15589
  Never lean on a broken staff.    Proverb.  15590
  Never leave a certainty for an uncertainty.    Proverb.  15591
  Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day.    Ben. Franklin.  15592
  Never let any one see the bottom of your purse or your mind.    Italian Proverb.  15593
  Never let Fortune be thy mistress, nor Misfortune thy maid.    Bodenstedt.  15594
  Never let us be discouraged with ourselves. It is not when we are conscious of our faults that we are the most wicked; on the contrary, we are less so.    Fénelon.  15595
  Never let your zeal outrun your charity; the former is but human, the latter is divine.    Ballou.  15596
  Never look a gift-horse in the mouth.    Proverb.  15597
  Never look for a knot in a bulrush.    Proverb.  15598
  Never look for birds of this year in the nests of the last.    Cervantes.  15599
  Never make a jest of any Scripture expressions.    Judge Hale.  15600
  Never meet trouble half way.    Proverb.  15601
  Never mind the future: be what you ought to be; the rest is God’s affair.    Amiel.  15602
  Never mind who was your grandfather. What are you?    Proverb.  15603
  Never morning wore / To evening, but some heart did break.    Tennyson.  15604
  Never neglect small matters and expenses.    Italian Proverb.  15605
  Never offer to teach fish to swim.    Proverb.  15606
  Never preach beyond your experience.    Proverb.  15607
  Never put your arm out farther than you can draw it back again.    Scott.  15608
  Never put your hand into a wasp’s nest.    Proverb.  15609
  Never read borrowed books. To be without books of your own is the abyss of penury. Don’t endure it. And when you have to buy them, you’ll think whether they’re worth reading; which you had better, on all accounts.    Ruskin to a young lady.  15610
  Never repeat old grievances.    Proverb.  15611
  Never risk a joke, even the least offensive in its nature and the most common, with a person who is not well-bred, and possessed of sense to comprehend it.    La Bruyère.  15612
  Never say die! / Up, man, and try!    Proverb.  15613
  Never say of another what you would not have him hear.    Proverb.  15614
  Never seek to tell thy love, / Love that never told can be, / For the gentle wind doth move / Silently, invisibly.    William Blake.  15615
  Never shirk the hardest work.    Proverb.  15616
  Never sigh, but send.    Proverb.  15617
  Never since Aaron’s rod went out of practice, or even before it, was there such a wonder-working tool as a pen; greater than all recorded miracles have been performed by pens.    Carlyle.  15618
  Never speak ill of those whose bread you eat.    Proverb.  15619
  Never speak of love with scorn; / Such were direst treason; / Love was made for eve and morn, / And for every season.    C. Kent.  15620
  Never spur a willing horse.    Proverb.  15621
  Never stint soap and water.    Proverb.  15622
  Never swap horses while crossing a stream.    Proverb.  15623
  Never talk half a minute without pausing and giving others an opportunity to strike in.    Sydney Smith.  15624
  Never tell in the parlour what you heard in the kitchen.    Proverb.  15625
  Never tell your resolution before hand.    Selden.  15626
  Never that I could in searching find out, has man been, by time which devours much, deprived of any faculty whatsoever that he in any era was possessed of.    Carlyle.  15627
  Never throw a hen’s egg at a sparrow.    Proverb.  15628
  Never till now did young men, and almost children, take such a command in human affairs.    Carlyle.  15629
  Never title yet so mean could prove, / But there was eke a mind which did that title love.    Shenstone.  15630
  Never too old to turn; never too late to learn.    Proverb.  15631
  Never trouble yourself with trouble till trouble troubles you.    Proverb.  15632
  Never trust a wolf with the care of lambs.    Proverb.  15633
  Never try to prove what nobody doubts.    Proverb.  15634
  Never venture all in one bottom.    Proverb.  15635
  Never was scraper (miser) brave man.    Herbert.  15636
  Never waste pains on bad ground; let it remain rough. Though properly looked after and cared for, it will be of best service so.    Ruskin.  15637
  Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure; emotion is easily propagated from the writer to the reader.    Joubert.  15638
  Never write on a subject without having first read yourself full on it; and never read on a subject till you have thought yourself hungry on it.    Richter.  15639
  Never write what you dare not sign.    Proverb.  15640
  Never yet created eye / Could see across eternity.    Keble.  15641
  Never yet has it been our fortune to fall in with any man of genius whose conclusions did not correspond better with his premises, and not worse, than those of other men; whose genius, once understood, did not manifest itself in a deeper, fuller, truer view of all things human and divine, than the clearest of your so-called laudable “practical men” had claim to.    Carlyle.  15642
  Never yet, since the proud selfish race / Of men began to jar, did passion give, / Nor can it ever give, a right decision.    Thomson.  15643
  Never yet / Was noble man but made ignoble talk.    Tennyson.  15644
  New acquests are more burden than strength.    Bacon.  15645
  New brooms sweep clean.    Proverb.  15646
  New, daring, and inspiring ideas are engendered only in a clear head over a glowing heart, as the richest wines grow over the volcanoes.    F. Jacobs.  15647
  New laws, new frauds.    Proverb.  15648
  New lords, new laws.    Proverb.  15649
  New-made honour doth forget men’s names; / ’Tis too respective and too sociable, / For your conversion.    King John, i. 1.  15650
  New presbyter is but old priest writ large.    Milton.  15651
  New religion! We already, in our dim heads, know truths (of religion) by the thousand; and, yet in our dead hearts, we will not perform them by the ten, by the unit.    Carlyle.  15652
  New scenes impress new ideas, enrich the imagination, and enlarge the power of reason.    Johnson.  15653
  Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling of disappointment.    Charles Lamb.  15654
  Next in importance to the matter of books are their titles.    Davies.  15655
  “Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won.”    Wellington, after Waterloo.  15656
  Next to Christmas Day the most pleasant annual epoch in existence is the advent of the New Year.    Dickens.  15657
  Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.    Thackeray.  15658
  Next to nae wife, a gude wife is the best.    Scotch Proverb.  15659
  Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.    Bacon.  15660
  Next to the assumption of power is the responsibility of relinquishing it.    Disraeli.  15661
  Next to the consciousness of doing a good action, that of doing a civil one is the most pleasing.    Chesterfield.  15662
  Next to the gods, of all man’s possessions his soul is the mightiest, being the most his own.    Plato.  15663
  Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.    Emerson.  15664
  Next to the satisfaction I receive in the prosperity of an honest man, I am best pleased with the confusion of a rascal. (?)  15665
  Next to theology I give to music the highest place and honour; and we see how David and all the saints have wrought their godly thoughts into verse, rhyme, and song.    Luther.  15666
  Ni l’or ni la grandeur ne nous rendent heureux—Neither wealth nor greatness render us happy.    La Fontaine.  15667
  Ni l’un ni l’autre—Neither the one nor the other.    French.  15668
  Ni trop haut, ni trop bas; c’est le souverain style—Neither too high nor too low, that is the sovereign rule.  15669
  Nice distinctions are out of the question upon occasions like those of speech, which return every hour.    Paley, upon lying.  15670
  Nicht alle sind Diebe, die der Hund anbellt—All are not thieves whom the dog barks at.    German Proverb.  15671
  Nicht alles Wünschenswerte ist erreichbar; nicht alles Erkennenswerte ist erkennbar—Not everything that is desirable is attainable, and not everything that is worth knowing is knowable.    Goethe.  15672
  Nicht an die Güter hänge dein Herz, / Die das Leben vergänglich zieren! / Wer besitzt, der lerne verlieren; / Wer im Glück ist, der lerne den Schmerz!—Let not thy heart cling to the things which for so short a time deck out thy life. Let him who has, learn to lose, and him who is happy, familiarise himself with what may give pain.    Schiller.  15673
  Nicht der Besitz, nur das Enthüllen, / Das leise Finden nur ist süss—Not the possession, only the unveiling and quietly finding out is sweet.    Tiedge.  15674
  Nicht der ist auf der Welt verwaist, / Dessen Vater und Mutter gestorben, / Sondern der für Herz und Geist / Keine Lieb’ und kein Wissen erworben—Not he whose father and mother is dead is orphaned in the world, but he who has won for heart and mind no love and no knowledge.    Rückert.  15675
  Nicht die Kinder bloss speist man / Mit Märchen ab—It is not children merely that are put off with stories.    Lessing.  15676
  Nicht draussen im Strudel verrauschender Lust / Erwarte, das Glück dir zu finden: / Die Seligkeit wohnt in der eigenen Brust, / Hier musst du sie ewig begründen!—Think not to find thy happiness out there in the whirl of riotous pleasure. Thy blessedness dwells in thy own breast; here must thou for ever establish it.    Heine.  15677
  Nicht grösseren Vortheil wüsst’ ich zu nennen / Als des Feindes Verdienst erkennen—I know not a greater advantage than a due appreciation of the worth of an enemy.    Goethe.  15678
  Nicht immer am besten erfahren ist, / Wer am ältesten an Jahren ist, / Und wer am meisten gelitten hat, / Nicht immer die besten Sitten hat!—He who is oldest in years is not always the best experienced, and he who has suffered most has not always the best morals.    Bodenstedt.  15679
  Nicht immer macht das Kleid den Mann—Clothes do not always make the man.    Zachariae.  15680
  Nicht in die ferne Zeit verliere dich! / Den Augenblick ergreife, der ist dein—Lose not thyself in a far-off time. Seize thou the moment that is thine.    Schiller.  15681
  Nicht in kalten Marmorsteinen, / Nicht in Tempeln dumpf und tot, / In den frischen Eichenhainen / Webt und rauscht der deutsche Gott—Not in cold marble stones, not in temples damp and dead, but in fresh oak-groves weaves and rustles the German God.    Uhland.  15682
  Nicht jede Besserung ist Tugend—Not every improvement is virtue.    Gellert.  15683
  Nicht Kunst und Wissenschaft allein, / Geduld will bei dem Werke sein—Not art and science only, but patience will be required for the work.    Goethe.  15684
  Nicht Rosen bloss, auch Dornen hat der Himmel—Heaven has not only its roses, but also its thorns.    Schiller.  15685
  Nicht so redlich wäre redlicher—Not so honest were more honest.    Lessing.  15686
  Nichts Abgeschmackters find’ ich auf der Welt / Als einen Teufel, der verzweifelt—I know nothing more mawkish than a devil who despairs.    Goethe.  15687
  Nichts Böses thun ist gut; / Nichts Böses wollen ist besser—To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better.    Claudius.  15688
  Nichts führt zum Guten, was nicht natürlich ist—Nothing leads to good that is not natural.    Schiller.  15689
  Nichts halb zu thun ist edler Geister Art—It is the manner of noble souls to do nothing by halves.    Wieland.  15690
  Nichts ist dem Menschen so schwer zu tragen, / Als eine Reihe von guten Tagen—No burden is so heavy for a man to bear as a succession of happy days.    Müller.  15691
  Nichts ist göttlich, als was vernünftig ist—Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason.    Kant.  15692
  Nichts ist höher zu schätzen, als der Wert des Tages—Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day.    Goethe.  15693
  Nichts ist so elend als ein Mann, / Der alles will, und der nichts kann—Nothing is so miserable as a man who wills everything and can do nothing.    Claudius.  15694
  Nichts stirbt, was wirklich gut und göttlich war—Nothing that was really good and godlike dies.    Arndt.  15695
  Nichts thun lehrt Uebel thun—Doing nothing is a lesson in doing ill.    German Proverb.  15696
  Nichtswürdig ist die Nation, die nicht / Ihr Alles freudig setzt an ihre Ehre—Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honour.    Schiller.  15697
  Nick does not pretend to be a gentleman.    Arbuthnot.  15698
  Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.    Haliburton.  15699
  Nie kommt das Unglück ohne sein Gefolge—Misfortune never comes without his retinue.    Heine.  15700
  Niemand ist frei, der nicht über sich selbst Herr ist—No man is free who is not lord over himself.    Claudius.  15701
  Niemand ist mehr Sklave, als der sich für frei hält ohne es zu sein—No one is more a slave than he who considers himself free without being so.    Goethe.  15702
  Niemand weiss, wie weit seine Kräfte gehen, bis er sie versucht hat—No one knows how far his powers go till he has tried them.    Goethe.  15703
  Niggardliness is not good husbandry.    Addison.  15704
  Night is a good herdsman; she brings all creatures home.    Gaelic Proverb.  15705
  Night is the mither (mother) of thoughts.    Scotch Proverb.  15706
  Night is the Sabbath of mankind, / To rest the body and the mind.    Butler.  15707
  Night! that great shadow and profile of the day.    Jean Paul.  15708
  Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day / Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain-tops.    Romeo and Juliet, iii. 5.  15709
  Night’s deepest gloom is but a calm, / That soothes the wearied mind; / The labour’d day’s restoring balm, / The comfort of mankind.    Leigh Hunt.  15710
  Nightingales will not sing in a cage.    Proverb.  15711
  Nihil a Deo vacat; opus suum ipse implet—Nothing is void of God; His work everywhere is full of Himself.    Seneca.  15712
  Nihil ad rem or versum—Not to the purpose, or point.  15713
  Nihil agit qui diffidentem verbis solatur suis; / Is est amicus qui in re dubia re juvat, ubi re est opus—He does nothing who seeks to console a desponding man with words; a friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.    Plautus.  15714
  Nihil aliud necessarium ut sis miser, quam ut te miserum credas—Nothing else is necessary to make you wretched than to fancy you are so.  15715
  Nihil cum fidibus graculo—Jackdaws have nothing to do with a lute.    Gellius.  15716
  Nihil enim legit, quod non excerperet. Dicere etiam solebat, nullum esse librum tam malum, ut non aliqua parte prodesset—He read no book which he did not make extracts from. He also used to say, “No book was so bad but good of some kind might be got out of it.”    Pliny the Elder.  15717
  Nihil eripit fortuna nisi quod et dedit—Fortune takes nothing away but what she also gave.    Publius Syrus.  15718
  Nihil est ab omni / Parte beatum—There is nothing that is blessed in every respect.    Horace.  15719
  Nihil est annis velocius!—Nothing is swifter than our years.    Ovid.  15720
  Nihil est aptius ad delectationem lectoris, quam temporum varietates, fortunæque vicissitudines—Nothing contributes more to the entertainment of a reader than the changes of times and the vicissitudes of fortune.    Cicero.  15721
  Nihil est quod credere de se / Non possit—There is nothing that it (i.e., power, potestas) cannot believe itself capable of.    Juvenal.  15722
  Nihil est quod Deus efficere non possit—There is nothing which the Deity cannot effect.    Cicero.  15723
  Nihil est tam utile, quod in transitu prosit—Nothing is so useful as to be of profit after only a hasty study of it.    Seneca.  15724
  Nihil est tam volucre quam maledictum, nihil facilius emittitur, nihil citius excipitur, nihil latius dissipatur—Nothing is so swift as calumny, nothing more easily uttered, nothing more readily received, nothing more widely disseminated.    Cicero.  15725
  Nihil hic nisi carmina desunt—Nothing is wanting here except a song.    Virgil.  15726
  Nihil honestum esse potest, quod justitia vacat—Nothing can be honourable where justice is absent.    Cicero.  15727
  Nihil largiundo gloriam adeptus est—He acquired glory without bribery.    Sallust.  15728
  Nihil morosius hominum judiciis—Nothing so peevish and pedantic as men’s judgments of one another.    Erasmus.  15729
  Nihil potest rex nisi quod de jure potest—The king can do nothing but what the law allows.    Law.  15730
  Nihil quod est inconveniens est licitum—Nothing which is inconvenient is lawful.    Law.  15731
  Nihil scire est vita jucundissima—To know nothing at all is the happiest life.    Proverb.  15732
  Nihil scriptum miraculi causa—Nothing is written here to excite wonder, or for effect.    Tacitus.  15733
  Nihil simul inventum est et perfectum—Nothing is invented and brought to perfection all at once.    Coke.  15734
  Nihil tam absurdum dici potest ut non dicatur a philosopho—There is nothing so absurd but it may be said by a philosopher.    Cicero.  15735
  Nihil tam firmum est, cui periculum non sit etiam ab invalido—Nothing is so steadfast as to be free of danger from even the weakest.    Quint. Curtius.  15736
  Nihil tam munitum est, quod non expugnari pecunia possit—Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money.    Cicero.  15737
  Nihil turpius est quam gravis ætate senex, qui nullum aliud habet argumentum, quo se probet diu vixisse, præter ætatem—There is nothing more despicable than an old man who has no other proof than his age to offer of his having lived long in the world.    Seneca.  15738
  Nihil unquam peccavit, nisi quod mortua est—She never once sinned but when she died.    Inscription on a wife’s tomb in Rome.  15739
  Nil actum credens, dum quid superesset agendum—He considered nothing done so long as anything remained to be done.    Lucan, of Julius Cæsar.  15740
  “Nil admirari” is the motto which men of the world always affect, thinking it vulgar to wonder or be enthusiastic.    Sir Egerton Brydges.  15741
  Nil admirari prope est res una, Numici, / Solaque, quæ possit facere et servare beatum—To wonder at nothing, Numicius, is almost the one and only thing which can make and keep men happy.    Horace.  15742
  Nil æquale homini fuit illi—There was no consistency in that man.    Horace.  15743
  Nil agit exemplum litem quod lite resolvit—An illustration which solves one difficulty by involving us in another settles nothing.    Horace.  15744
  Nil consuetudine majus—Nothing is more powerful than custom, or habit.    Ovid.  15745
  Nil cupientium / Nudus castra peto—Naked myself, I make for the camp of those who desire nothing.    Horace.  15746
  Nil debet—He owes nothing.    Law.  15747


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