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    Name

  1. The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
       -- Chinese Proverb

  2. A person with a bad name is already half-hanged.
       -- Proverb

  3. Some men do as much begrudge others a good name, as they want one themselves: and perhaps that is the reason of it.
       -- William Penn

  4. Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
       -- Thomas C. Haliburton

  5. Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.
       -- English Proverb

  6. The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you.
       -- Lord Halifax

  7. To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name.
       -- Vachel Lindsay

  8. A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one.
       -- Lord Jeffery

  9. What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
       -- William Shakespeare

  10. Better to see the face than to hear the name.
       -- Zen Saying


    Nation

  11. A nation is a thing that lives and acts like a man and men are the particulars of which it is composed.
       -- Josiah Gilbert Holland

  12. Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life.
       -- James A. Garfield

  13. A nation, like a person, has a mind--a mind that must be kept informed and alert, that must know itself, that understands the hopes and needs of its neighbors--all the other nations that live within the narrowing circle of the world.
       -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  14. No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.
       -- Woodrow Wilson

  15. The nation's honor is dearer than the nation's comfort; yes, than the nation's life itself.
       -- Woodrow Wilson

  16. A nation never falls but by suicide.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  17. A nation is a totality of men united through community of fate into a community of character.
       -- Otto Bauer


    Nationalism

  18. We are in the midst of a great transition from narrow nationalism to international partnership.
       -- Lyndon Baines Johnson

  19. There is a higher form of patriotism than nationalism, and that higher form is not limited by the boundaries of one's country; but by a duty to mankind to safeguard the trust of civilization.
       -- Oscar S. Strauss

  20. Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
       -- Albert Einstein

  21. The root of the problem is very simply stated: if there were no sovereign independent states, if the states of the civilized world were organized in some sort of federalism, as the states of the American Union, for instance, are organized, there would be no international war as we know it ... The main obstacle is nationalism.
       -- Norman Angell

  22. Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
       -- Thorstein Veblen


    Nature

  23. Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.
       -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  24. A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  25. I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in.
       -- George Washington Carver

  26. Man must go back to nature for information.
       -- Thomas Paine

  27. Whether man is disposed to yield to nature or to oppose her, he cannot do without a correct understanding of her language.
       -- Jean Rostand

  28. Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.
       -- Blaise Pascal

  29. Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  30. Nature does not complete things. She is chaotic. Man must finish, and he does so by making a garden and building a wall.
       -- Robert Frost

  31. Nature encourages no looseness, pardons no errors.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  32. The ignorant man marvels at the exceptional; the wise man marvels at the common; the greatest wonder of all is the regularity of nature.
       -- George Dana Boardman

  33. All finite things reveal infinitude:
    The mountain withi its singular bright shade
    Like the blue shine on freshly frozen snow,
    The after-light upon ice-burdened pines;
    Odor of basswood upon a mountain slope,
    A scene beloved of bees;
    Silence of water above a sunken tree:
    The pure serene of memory of one man,--
    A ripple widening from a single stone
    Winding around the waters of the world.
       -- Theodore Roethke

  34. A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.
       -- Dogen

  35. A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
       -- Walt Whitman

  36. If you seek, how is that different from pursuing sound and form? If you don't seek, how are you different from earth, wood, or stone? You must seek without seeking.
       -- Fo-Yan

  37. Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
       -- Wallace Stevens

  38. Simply the thing I am shall make me live.
       -- William Shakespeare


    Necessity

  39. Make yourself necessary to somebody.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  40. Without death and decay, how could life go on?
       -- John Burroughs

  41. Necessity is the mother of invention.
       -- Jonathan Swift

  42. Our necessities are few but our wants are endless.
       -- Josh Billings

  43. We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  44. Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
       -- Karl Marx

  45. Necessity has no law.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  46. Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
       -- William Pitt

  47. Necessity knows no law except to conquer.
       -- Publilius Syrus

  48. It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don't have to.
       -- Walter Linn


    Neglect

  49. It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application.
       -- Samuel Smiles

  50. It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
       -- Richard Whately

  51. A little neglect may breed great mischief.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  52. Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through all her best resolves.
       -- Owen Felltham

  53. He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor.
       -- Samuel Johnson


    Neutrality

  54. A wise neuter joins with neither, but uses both as his honest interest leads him.
       -- William Penn

  55. People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo.
       -- Max Eastman

  56. Neutral men are the devil's allies.
       -- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

  57. Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness.
       -- Lajos Kossuth


    Novelty

  58. Some degree of novelty must be one of the materials in almost every instrument which works upon the mind; and curiosity blends itself, more or less, with all our pleasures.
       -- Edmund Burke

  59. It is not only old and early impressions that deceive us; the charms of novelty have the same power.
       -- Blaise Pascal

  60. Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.
       -- Robert South

  61. In science, as in common life, we frequently see that a novelty in system, or in practice, cannot be duly appreciated till time has sobered the enthusiasm of its advocates.
       -- Maud

  62. Novelty has charms that our minds can hardly withstand.
       -- William Makepeace Thackeray

  63. The earth was made so various, that the mind of desultory man, studious of change, and pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
       -- William Cowper

  64. There is nothing new under the sun.
       -- Ecclesiastes 1:9

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