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Necessity dispenseth with decorum.
 

Nine-tenths of the miseries and vices of mankind proceed from idleness.
[Idleness]
 

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
 

No ghost was every seen by two pair of eyes.
 

No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
 

No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve.
 

No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offense
 

No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether and irreclaimably depraved.
[Laughter]
 

No nobler feeling than this, of admiration for one higher than himself, dwells in the breast of man.-It is to this hour, and at all hours, the vivifying influence in man's life.
[Admiration]
 

No person is important enough to make me angry.
 

No pressure, no diamonds.
 

No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.
[Greatness]
 

No violent extreme endures.
 

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
 

Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
 

Not one false man but does unaccountable mischief.
[Influence]
 

Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
 

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
 

Nothing ever happens but once in this world. What I do now I do once for all. It is over and gone, with all its eternity of solemn meaning.
[Action]
 

Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.
[Goals]
 


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