Our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Nothing fails, like success.
- Gerald Nachman

He who knoweth the precepts by heart, but faileth to practice them, is like unto one who lighteth a lamp and then shutteth his eyes.
- Nagarjuna

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
- Joe Namath

I have always known that at last I would take this road, but yesterday I did not know that it would be today.
- Narihara

To some extent, conformity is insanity.
- John Nash

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
- Ogden Nash

People who have what they want are very fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they don't want it.
- Ogden Nash

Women would rather be right than reasonable.
- Ogden Nash

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
- Ogden Nash

I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Indeed, unless the billboards fall I'll never see a tree at all.
- Ogden Nash

It doesn't take a lot to make me happy. I like to work out. I like to play ball. I like to spend time with my friends. I like to make myself better every day. I like to try to learn. It doesn't take money to do that.
- Steve Nash

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
- George Jean Nathan

I drink to make other people interesting.
- George Jean Nathan

Give thanks for sorrow that teaches you pity; for pain that teaches you courage - and give exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery still - the veil that hides you from the infinite, which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see.
- Robert Nathan

Bless those who challenge us to grow, to stretch, to move beyond the knowable, to come back home to our elemental and essential nature. Bless those who challenge us for they remind us of doors we have closed and doors we have yet to open.
- Navajo saying

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
- Jawaharial Nehru

Star We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharial Nehru

There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
- Jawaharial Nehru

Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
- Thomas Neiel

The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.
- Lord Nelson

If we could share this world below, if we could learn to love... If we could share this world below, we'd need no world above.
- Ray Faraday Nelson

Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
- Flower A. Newhouse

Crime does not pay... as well as politics.
- Alfred E. Newman

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
- John Henry Newman

Growth is the only evidence of life.
- John Henry Newman

People forget how fast you did a job -- but they remember how well you did it.
- Howard W. Newton

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.
- Sir Isaac Newton

We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us... how we can take it, what we can do with it... and that is what really counts in the end.
- Joseph Fort Newton

The people you love and trust the most are the ones who will hurt you the most.
- Mary Ngwetjana

She proceeds to dip her little fountain-pen filler into pots of oily venom and to squirt the mixture at all her friends.
- Harold Nicholson

My mother never noted the irony in calling me a 'Son of a bitch.
- Jack Nicholson

The thing about getting older is that your character improves whether you want it to or not. Nature forces you to become a better person. And that's a good thing, especially for somebody like me.
- Jack Nicholson

Star God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Happiness adds and multiplies, as we divide it with others.
- A. Nielsen

Star In Germany they came first for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me,
and by that time no one was left to speak up.
- Martin Niemoeller

What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

What's going on in the inside shows on the outside.
- Earl Nightingale

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
- Earl Nightingale

We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.
- Earl Nightingale

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
- Anais Nin

Every individual is representative of the whole and should be intimately understood, and this would give a far greater understanding of mass movements and sociology.
- Anais Nin

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin

When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.
- Richard M. Nixon

Idealism without realism is impotent. Realism without idealism is immoral.
- Richard M. Nixon

I made my mistakes, but in all my years of public life I have never profited, never profited from public service. I have earned every cent. I welcome this kind of examination because people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook.
- Richard M. Nixon

The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
- Richard M. Nixon

Defeat does not finish a man, quitting does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
- Richard M. Nixon

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
- Richard M. Nixon

Life isn’t meant to be easy. It’s hard to take being on the top -- or on the bottom. I guess I’m something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things… Life is one crisis after another.
- Richard M. Nixon

In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
- Richard M. Nixon

We should set goals within the limits of our resources while working to the limits of our powers.
- Richard M. Nixon

You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures.
- Charles C. Noble

The mentality of an army on the march is merely so much delayed adolescence; it remains persistently, incorrigibly and notoriously infantile.
- Albert Jay Nock

The State always moves slowly and grudgingly towards any purpose that accrues to society's advantage, but moves rapidly and with alacrity towards one that accrues to its own advantage; nor does it ever move towards social purposes on its own initiative, but only under heavy pressure, while its motion towards anti-social purposes is self-sprung.
- Albert Jay Nock

It can not even be said that the State has ever shown any disposition to suppress crime, but only to safeguard its own monopoly of crime.
- Albert Jay Nock

Art is the difference between seeing and identifying.
- Jean Mary Norman

The Rocking Cradle
- Vahid Norouzalibeik

How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.
- David Norris

Over and over again mediocrity is promoted because real worth isn't to be found.
- Kathleen Norris

There is a divinity that shapes our ends -- but we can help by listening for Its voice.
- Kathleen Norris

It isn't the things that happen to us, it's the things we think are going to happen to us that drive us almost crazy.
- Kathleen Norris

In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.
- Kathleen Norris

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face us with the reality of our powerlessness. That is the friend who cares.
- Henri Nouwen

I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
- Henri Nouwen

He'll regret it to his dying day, if he ever lives that long.
- Frank Nugent

A conservative is a man who wants the rules changed so no one can make a pile the way he did.
- Gregory Nunn

Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.
- Julius Kambarge Nyerere

A kiss to or from a woman we love is a far too delicate pledge of affection to bear the gaze of strangers.
- Christopher Nyrop


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