By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we quote. We quote not only books and proverbs, but arts, sciences, religion, customs, and laws; nay, we quote temples and houses, tables and chairs by imitation.
Home and heaven are not so far separated as we sometimes think. Nay, they are not separated at all, for they are both in the same great building. Home is the lower story, and is located down here on the ground floor; heaven is above stairs, in the second and third stories; and, as one after another the family is called to come up higher, that which seemed to be such a strange place begins to wear a familiar aspect; and, when at last not one is left below, the home is transferred to heaven, and heaven is home.
New customs, Though they be never so ridiculous, Nay, let 'em be unmanly, yet are followed.william shakespeare
As anyone who has the slightest knowledge of my work knows, I have little in common with Larkin, who was tall, taciturn and thin-on-top, and unlike him I laugh, Nay, sneer, in the face of death. I will concede one point: we are both lesbian poets.carol ann duffy
In either event he could only adhere to the letter of the law, but then for every yea in the law there was a Nay, and it always boiled down to simple expediency. Like a psychiatric diagnosis, it could always be juggled around to fit anything you chose.mark clifton
They do not ill, being lords of ours, to slay Me; Nay, they could not spare: but thee to slay, To spill thy strong young life for truth to me, In all men's eyes would mark them monstrous:;: thou Must live, and serve my slayers, and serving them Sustain my memory by the proof if God Shall give thee grace to prove it that thy name, Thy father's name and mine, in true men's ears Rings truth, and means not treason.algernon charles swinburne
O gentle Romeo, If thou dost love, pronounce it faithfully. Or if thou think'st I am too quickly won, I'll frown and be perverse and say thee Nay, So thou wilt woo: but else, not for the world.william shakespeare
Christ puts Himself at the head of the mystic march of the generations; and. like the mysterious aneel that Joshua saw in the plain by Jericho, makes the lofty claim, "Nay, but as the captain of the Lord's host am I come up."alexander maclaren
Philosophy complains that Custom has hoodwinked us, from the first; that we do everything by Custom, even Believe by it; that our very Axioms, let us boast of Free-thinking as we may, are oftenest simply such Beliefs as we have never heard questioned. Nay, what is Philosophy throughout but a continual battle against Custom; an ever-renewed effort to transcend the sphere of blind Custom, and so become Transcendental?thomas carlyle
The sane man knows that he has a touch of the beast, a touch of the devil, a touch of the saint, a touch of the citizen. Nay, the really sane man knows that he has a touch of the madman. But the materialist's world is quite simple and solid, just as the madman is quite sure he is sane.gilbert keith chesterton
Nay, now you are too flat And mar the concord with too harsh a descant.william shakespeare
Tis gold Which buys admittance; oft it doth; yea, and Diana's rangers false themselves, yield up Their deer to the stand o' the stealer: and 'tis gold Which makes the true man kill'd and saves the thief; Nay, sometimes hangs both thief and true man.william shakespeare
Nay, number (itself) in armies, importeth not much, where the people is of weak courage; for (as Virgil saith) it never troubles the wolf how many the sheep be.Francis Bacon
Nay, faith, let me not play a woman; I have a beard coming
Reason is the life of the law; Nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason... The law, which is perfection of reason.edward coke
He that will not when he may, when he will he may have Nay.
Who grasp'd at earthly fame, Grasped wind: Nay, worse, a serpent grasped that through His hand slid smoothly, and was gone; but left A sting behind which wrought him endless pain.robert pollok
Those who had alleged that a million civilians were dying from sanctions were willing, Nay eager, to keep those same murderous sanctions if it meant preserving Saddam!christopher hitchens
The Greeks put us to shame not only by their simplicity, which is foreign to our age; they are at the same time our rivals, Nay, frequently our models, in those very points of superiority from which we seek comfort when regretting the unnatural character of our manners. We see that remarkable people uniting at once fullness of form and fullness of substance, both philosophising and creating, both tender and energetic, uniting a youthful fancy to the virility of reason in a glorious humanity.friedrich von schiller
Beshnaw az Nay choon hekayat may kunad; Az judaaie haa shekaaiat may kunad (Dahri)
If I ask Him to receive me, Will He say me Nay? Not till earth, and not till heaven Pass away.
The one absolutely, the Intelligible, the ever Preexisting, comprehending all the universe together within the One Nay, more, is not the whole world One living thing all and everywhere full of life and soul, perfect and made up out of parts likewise perfect?