N – Latin Quotes

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas es – Knowledge is power. (Sir Francis Bacon)
Natura nihil fit in frustra – Nature does nothing in vain
Ne auderis delere orbem rigidum meum! – Don’t you dare erase my hard disk!
Ne feceris ut rideam – Don’t make me laugh
Ne quid nimis – Nothing in excess. (Terence)
Nec possum tecum vivere, nec sine te – I am able to live / I can live neither with you, nor without you. (Martial)
Nec verbum verbo curabis reddere fidus interpres – As a true translator you will take care not to translate word for word. (Horace)
Necessitatis non habet legem – Necessity knows no law
Nemo autem regere potest nisi qui et regi – Moreover, there is no one who can rule unless he can be ruled. (Seneca)
Nemo dat quod non habet – No one gives what he does not have
Nemo hic adest illius nominis – There is no one here by that name
Nemo liber est qui corpori servit – No one is free who is a slave to his body
Nemo nisi mors – Nobody except death (will part us). (Inscription in the wedding ring of the Swedish Queen Katarina Jagellonica.)
Nemo risum praebuit, qui ex se coepit – Nobody is laughed at, who laughs at himself. (Seneca)
Nemo surdior est quam is qui non audiet – No man is more deaf than he who will not hear
Nemo timendo ad summum pervenit locum – No man by fearing reaches the top. (Syrus)
Nervos belli, pecuniam. (Nervus rerum.) – The nerve of war, money. (The nerve of things.) (Cicero)
Nescio quid dicas – I don’t know what you’re talking about
Neutiquam erro – I am not lost
Nihil agere delectat – It is pleasant to do nothing. (Cicero)
Nihil aliud scit necessitas quam vincere – Necesssity knows nothing else but victory. (Syrus)
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione – I’m not interested in your dopey religious cult
Nihil declaro – I have nothing to declare
Nihil est ab omni parte beatum – Nothing is good in every part. (Horace)
Nihil est incertius volgo – Nothing is more uncertain than the (favour of the) crowd. (Cicero)
Nihil est miserum nisi cum putes – Nothing is unfortunate if you don’t consider it unfortunate. (Boethius)
Nihil tam munitum quod non expugnari pecunia possit – No fort is so strong that it cannot be taken with money. (Cicero)
Nihil est–In vita priore ego imperator romanus fui – That’s nothing–in a previous life I was a Roman Emperor
Nil admirari – To admire nothing. (Horace)
Nil agit exemplum, litem quod lite resolvit – Not much worth is an example that solves one quarrel with another. (Horace)
Nil desperandum! – Never despair! (Horace)
Nil homini certum est – Nothing is certain for man. (Ovid)
Nil Sine Numine – Nothing without providence
Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis – Unless you will have believed, you will not understand. (St. Augustine)
Noli equi dentes inspicere donati – Do not look a gift horse in the mouth. (St. Jerome)
Noli me tangere! – Don’t touch me! (Versio Vulgata)
Noli me vocate. Ego te vocabo – Don’t call me. I’ll call you
Noli turbare circulos meos! – Don’t upset my calculations! (Archimedes)
Nolite id cogere, cape malleum majorem – Don’t force it, get a bigger hammer
Nomina stultorum parietibus haerent – The names of foolish persons adhere to walls (Fools names and fools faces are often seen in public places.)
Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat – It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity
Non compos mentis – Not in possession of one’s senses
Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema – I don’t care. If it doesn’t rhyme, it isn’t a poem
Non erravi perniciose! – I did not commit a fatal error!
Non est ad astra mollis e terris via – There is no easy way from the earth to the stars. (Seneca)
Non est ei similis – There is no one like him
Non est vivere sed valere vita est – Life is not being alive but being well (life is more than just being alive)
Non Gradus Anus Rodentum! – Not Worth A Rats Ass!
Non illigitamus carborundum – Don’t let the bastards grind you down
Non mihi, non tibi, sed nobis – Not for you, not for me, but for us
Non mortem timemus, sed cogitationem mortis – We do not fear death, but the thought of death. (Seneca)
Non multa, sed multum – Not many, but much. (Meaning, not quantity but quality.) (Plinius)
Non omne quod licet honestum est – Not everything that is permitted is honest. (Corpus Iuris Civilis)
Non omne quod nitet aurum est – Not all that glitters is gold
Non omnes qui habemt citharam sunt citharoedi – Not all those who own a musical instrument are musicians. (Bacon)
Non omnia possumus omnes – Not all of us are able to do all things (We can’t all do everything.) (Virgil)
Non omnis moriar – Not all of me will die. (Horace)
Non scholae sed vitae discimus – We do not learn for school, but for life. (Seneca)
Non semper erit aestas – It will not always be summer (be prepared for hard times)
Non sequitur – It does not follow
Non sibi sed patriae! – Not for self, but country (US Navy Motto)
Non sibi sed suis – Not for one’s self but for one’s people
Non sum qualis eram – I am not what / of what sort I was (I’m not what I used to be.)
Non ut edam vivo, sed vivam edo – I do not live to eat, but eat to live. (Quintilianus)
Non, mihi ignosce, credo me insequentem esse – No, excuse me, I believe I’m next
Nonne de novo eboraco venis? – You’re from New York, aren’t you?
Nonne macescis? – Have you lost weight?
Nosce te ipsum – Know thyself. (Inscription at the temple of Apollo in Delphi.)
Nulla regula sine exceptione – There is no rule/law without exception
Nulla res carius constat quam quae precibus empta est – Nothing is so expensive as that which you have bought with pleas. (Seneca)
Nulli secundus – Second to none
Nullius in verba – (Rely) on the words on no one (Horace)
Nullo metro compositum est – It doesn’t rhyme
Nullum est iam dictum quod non dictum sit prius – Nothing is said that hasn’t been said before. (Terence)
Nullum Gratuitum Prandium – There is no free lunch!
Nullum saeculum magnis ingeniis clausum est – No generation is closed to great talents. (Seneca)
Nullus est instar domus – There is no place like home
Nullus est liber tam malus ut non aliqua parte prosit – There is no book so bad that it is not profitable on some part. (Pliny the Younger)
Numquam aliud natura, aliud sapientia dicit – Never does nature say one thing and wisdom say another
Numquam non paratus – Never unprepared
Numquam se minus solum quam cum solus esset – You are never so little alone as when you are alone. (Cicero)

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