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3300. Nie erwirbt man sich Hochachtung,

Wo man Alles von sich wissen,

Alles übersehen lässt. (G.) Herder?—No one ever earns veneration who allows everything about him to be known. 3301. Nihil ad Andromachen. (L.) Tert. de Pudic, cap. 8, n. 65. This is nothing to Andromache, i.e., nothing to Beside the question. Similar to Nihil ad ad rem (see Cic. Cæcin. 58).—It is not Cf. Lucret. 3, 830, Nil est ad nos.-It is It concerns us not.

the purpose.
versum, nihil
to the point.
nothing to us.

3302. Nihil agit qui diffidentem verbis solatur suis:

Is est amicus qui in re dubia re juvat, ubi re est opus. (L.) Plaut. Ep. 1, 2, 9.—It is no good comforting a downhearted man with words; a true friend in misfortune helps a man with deeds, where deeds are required. 3303. Nihil aliud necessarium ut sis miser, quam ut te miserum credas. (L.) Nothing else is necessary to make you miserable, than to imagine that you are so.

3304. Nihil aliud potest Rex quam quod de jure potest. (L.) Law Max.-The king can do nothing but what the law allows him to do.

3305. Nihil apud hunc lautum, nihil elegans, nihil exquisitum. (L.) Cic. in Pis. 27, 67.-There was nothing about the man to indicate any feeling of taste, elegance, or refinement. Said of a coarse meal, or rude appointments of a house or table. A man of no taste.

3306. Nihil cum fidibus graculo. (L.) Gell. N. A. præf. 19.– Jackdaws have no business with a lute. Ignoramuses must not meddle with poetry.

3307. Nihil difficile est naturæ, utique ubi in finem sui properat. Momento

Urbes constituit ætas: hora dissolvit.

fit cinis diu sylva. (L.) Sen. Q. N. 3, 27, 3.-Nothing is difficult for Nature, particularly when she is advancing to a given end. It takes an age to build cities, but an hour brings them to nothing. A forest is long in growing, but a moment reduces it to ashes.

3308. Nihil enim legit, quod non excerperet.

Dicere etiam

solebat, nullum esse librum tam malum, ut non aliqua
parte prodesset. (L.) Plin. Ep. 3, 5, 10.-He never read
a book without making extracts from it. He also used to
say, No book was so bad, but what some part of it might
be found of use.
Said of the elder Pliny.

3309. Nihil est aliud magnum quam multa minuta. (L.)


-Every great thing is nothing more than an assemblage of many minute particles.

Sands form the mountains, moments make the year.-Young.

3310. Nihil est, Antipho,

Quin male narrando possit depravarier. (L.) Ter. Phorm. 4, 4, 15.-No tale so good, my Antipho, but can be spoilt i the telling.

3311. Nihil est furacius illo:

Non fuit Antolyci tam piceata manus.

(L.) Mart. 8, 59, 3.

It is the greatest thief the world e'er knew;
Antolycus had not such hands of glue.-Ed.

Of the annals of

3312. Nihil est hirsutius illis. (L.) Ov. T. 2, 259.-Nothing more rugged than they are to read. Rome, as a piece of reading.

3313. Nihil est quod credere de se Non possit. (L.) Juv. 4, 70.— There is nothing which he would not believe of himself. 3314. Nihil est sub sole novum. ( (L.) Vulg. Eccles. i. 9.-There is nothing new under the sun.

3315. Nihil est toto quod perstet in orbe.

Cuncta fluunt, omnisque vagans formatur imago.

(L.) Ov. M. 15, 177.

There's nothing in this world that can remain :

All fades and flits, like pictures of the brain.-Ed.

3316. Nihil hic nisi carmina desunt. (L.) Virg. E. 8, 67.Nothing is wanting here but a song.

3317. Nihil morosius hominum judiciis.

(L.) Erasmus.

Nothing so embittered as men's criticism of one another.
Peevish and sour criticism.

3318. Nihil perfectum est dum aliquid restat agendum. (L.) Law Max.-Nothing is perfect while there still remain something to be done.

3319. Nihil quod est inconveniens est licitum. (L.) Law Max. -Nothing that is productive of inconvenience is allowed by law. Where a construction of a statute would produce great inconvenience it becomes a forcible argument against its adoption.

3320. Nihil simul est inventum et perfectum. (L.) Law Max. -Nothing can be invented and brought to perfection at the same time.

3321. Nihil tam absurdum dici potest ut non dicatur a philosopho. There is nothing too absurd for a philosopher

(L.) Cic.

to utter.

3322. Nihil tam conveniens est naturali æquitati quam unumquodque dissolvi eo ligamine quo ligatum est. (L.) Law Max.-Nothing is more consonant with natural equity than that every contract should be dissolved by the same means which made it binding; and, Naturale est quidlibet dissolvi eo modo quo ligatur, Every contract or agreement ought to be dissolved by matter of as high a nature as that which originally made it obligatory.

Hence a deed is made void by a deed; a record by a record, and an Act of Parliament by an Act of Parliament, upon the principle that Eodem modo quo quid constituitur, eodem modo dissolvitur, A thing can only be cancelled by the same means which first made it valid. (See Broom, Leg. Max. p. 843.)

3323. Nihil tam difficile 'st, quin quærendo investigari possit. (L.) Ter. Heaut. 4, 2, 8.

Nothing so hard but search will find it out.

Herrick († 1674), Seek and Find.

3324. Nihil tam munitum, quod non expugnari pecunia possit. (L.) Cic. Verr. 1, 2, 4.-Nothing so strongly fortified but what money can capture it.

3325. Nihil turpius est quam grandis natu senex, qui nullum aliud habet argumentum, quo se probet diu vixisse, præter ætatem. (L.) Sen. Tranq. 3.-Nothing can be more despicable than an old man, who has no other proof to produce, except his years, of having lived long in the world. Cf. Non ætate verum ingenio adipiscitur sapientia. Plaut. Trin. 2, 2, 88.-Wisdom does not come with years, but by study.

3326. Nihil unquam peccavit, nisi quod mortua est. (L.)?—The only wrong she ever did was to die. Inscription on a wife's tomb.

3327. Nil admirari prope est res una, Numici,

Solaque, quæ possit facere et servare beatum.

(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 6, 1.

Not to admire, Numicius, is the best,

The only way to make and keep men blest.-Conington.
First two words are the motto of Lord Carew.

3328. Nil æquale homini fuit illi. (L.) Hor. S. 1, 3, 9.-There was nothing consistent in that man. Cf. id. ibid. 18,

Nil fuit unquam Sic impar sibi.-So strange a jumble ne'er was seen before (Conington). A mass of inconsistencies and contradictions.

3329. Nil agit exemplum litem quod lite resolvit. (L.) Hor. S. 2, 3, 103. An instance, which solves one difficulty by involving us in another, is not to the purpose.

3330. Nil conscire sibi. (L.) To be conscious of no guilt. Motto of the Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham.

3331. Nil consuetudine majus. (L.) Ov. A. A. 2, 345.— Nothing so strong as custom, or, nothing is greater than habit.

3332. Nil debet. (L.) Law Term. He owes nothing. The common plea in resisting an action for debt.

3333. Nil desperandum Teucro duce, et auspice Teucro. (L.) Hor. C. 1, 7, 27.-There is nothing to be despaired of when we are under Teucer's leadership and auspices. First two words Motto of Earl of Lichfield.

3334. Nil dictu fœdum visuque hæc limina tangat, Intra quæ puer est.

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Maxima debetur puero reverentia, si quid
Turpe paras, ne tu pueri contemseris annos:

Sed peccaturo obsistat tibi filius infans. (L.) Juv. 14, 44.

The training of youth.

Let no immodest sights or sounds e'er come
Within the precincts of a young boy's home!
The greatest reverence to a child is due ;
And, if some shameful course you would pursue,
Slight not his weakness, and your foul intent
Let a consideration of his youth prevent.-Ed.

3335. Nil dictum quod non dictum prius: methodus sola artificem ostendit. (L.) Wecker-There can be nothing said now which has not been said before, the form only in which it is cast will display a master's hand.

3336. Nil ego contulerim jucundo sanus amico. (L.) Hor. S. 1, 5, 44.-There is nothing in the world which I, while I have my senses, would prefer to an agreeable friend.

3337. Nil erit ulterius quod nostris moribus addat

Posteritas; eadem cupient facientque minores,

Omne in præcipiti vitium stetit. (L.) Juv. 1, 147.

Nothing is left, nothing, for future times,
To add to the full catalogue of crimes.
Our children needs must feel the same desires,
And act the same mad follies as their sires :
Vice has attained its zenith.-Gifford.

3338. Nil habet infelix paupertas durius in se,

Quam quod ridiculos homines facit. (L.) Juv. 3, 152.
Unhappy poverty has no sting more cruel

Than that it turns a man to ridicule.-Ed.

The Russian proverb says, Poverty is not a sin, it is something worse.

3339. Nil illi larva aut tragicis opus esse cothurnis.

(L.) Hor. S. 1, 5, 64.

No buskin, mask, or other aid of art

Would be required to make him look his part.-Conington.

Said of a hideous actor, and motto of Spectator (32) on the Ugly Club.

3340. Nil mi officit unquam,

Ditior hic, aut est quia doctior; est locus uni-
Cuique suus.

(L.) Hor. S. 1, 9, 50.

I'm never distanced in my friend's good grace

By wealth or talent; each man finds his place.-Conington.

3341. Nil mortalibus arduum est

Cælum ipsum petimus stultitia. (L.) Hor. C. 1, 3, 37.

Nothing for mortal aims too high,

Our madness e'en would scale the sky.-Ed.

3342. Nil nisi cruce. (L.)-No hope save in the Cross. Motto of Marquess of Waterford and Lord Decies.



3343. Nil nisi turpe juvat: curæ est sua cuique voluptas, quoque ab alterius grata dolore venit. (L.) A. A. 1, 749.-Nothing but what is shameful pleases: each one cares only for his own enjoyment, and if it can be procured at another's cost, it is all the more agreeable. 3344. Nil oriturum alias, nil ortum tale fatentes.

Augustus Cæsar.

(L.) Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 17.

Like whom to mortal eyes

None e'er has risen, and none e'er shall rise.-Pope.

3345. Ni l'or ni la grandeur ne nous rendent heureux. (Fr.) La Font. Phil. et Baucis.-Neither wealth nor honours can confer happiness.

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