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.
Nay, droop not, fellows; innocence should be bold.Philip Massinger
Nay, good sir, be not so violent; with speed I cannot render satisfaction Unto the dear companion of my soul, Virginity, whom I thus long have lived with, And part with it so rude and suddenly. Can such friends divide, never to meet again, Without a solemn farewell?thomas middleton
What has here happened is that the instinct of cruelty, which has turned inwards, has become self-torture, and all man’s animal instincts have been reinterpreted as guilt towards God. Every Nay man utters to his nature, to his real being, he flings out as a Yea, an affirmation of reality applied to God’s sanctitygeorg brandes
I dared not dream she loved me. Nay, Her love was proud; and pride is loth To look with favor, own it fond Of one the world loves not to-day … No matter if she loved or no, God knows I loved enough for both, And knew her as you shall not know Till you have known sweet death, and you Have cross'd the dark; gone over to The great majority beyond.joaquin miller
Each state of the human mind has some parable in the physical creation by which it is shadowed forth; nor is it only artists and poets, but even the most abstract thinkers that have drawn from this source. Lively activity we name fire; time is a stream that rolls on, sweeping all before it; eternity is a circle; a mystery is hid in midnight gloom, and truth dwells in the sun. Nay, I begin to believe that even the future destiny of the human race is prefigured in the dark oracular utterances of bodily creation.friedrich von schiller
I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne, nor by the earth; for it is his footstool, neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, Nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Nay, rather, Plant divine, of rarest virtue; Blisters on the tongue would hurt you.Charles Lamb
What is this poetry:;? A mortal mind Made visible;a caged bird? Nay more:it is a spiritleft behind Nailed by the piercing word.
What! Of all creatures do ye come unto the males, And leave the wives your Lord created for you? Nay, but ye are froward folk.
Nay, but this dotage of our general's O'erflows the measure.
Seems, madam! Nay, it is; I know not "seems."
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; Nay, you may kick it about all day likea football, and it will be round and full at evening.Oliver Wendell Holmes
The great elm-trees in the gold-green meadows were fast asleep above, and the cows fast asleep beneath them; Nay, the few clouds which were about were fast asleep likewise, and so tired that they had lain down on the earth to rest, in long white flakes and bars, among the stems of the elm-trees, and along the tops of the alders by the stream.Charles Kingsley
Beshnaw az Nay choon hekayat may kunad; Az judaaie haa shekaaiat may kunad(Dahri)mahmud tarzi
No, let the monarch’s bags and others holdThe flattering, mighty, Nay, al-mighty gold.john wolcot
He that will not when he may,When he will he shall have Nay.robert burton
Do your neighbour good by all means in your power, moral as well as physical by kindness, by patience, by unflinching resistance against every outward evil by the silent preaching of your own contrary life. But if the only good you can do him is by talking at him, or about him Nay, even to him, if it be in a self-satisfied, super-virtuous style such as I earnestly hope the present writer is not doing you had much better leave him alone.dinah maria mulock
It is almost impossible to translate verbally and well at the same time; for the Latin (a most severe and compendious language) often expresses that in one word which either the barbarity or the narrowness of modern tongues cannot supply in more. ...But since every language is so full of its own proprieties that what is beautiful in one is often barbarous, Nay, sometimes nonsense, in another, it would be unreasonable to limit a translator to the narrow compass of his author's words; it is enough if he choose out some expression which does not vitiate the sense.john dryden
Yay, Old Uns’ Smart mastered sicks, miles, seeds an' made miracles ord’nary, but it din’t master one thing, Nay, a hunger in the hearts o' humans, yay, a hunger for more.david mitchell
He that will not when he may, When he will he shall have Nay.robert burton
As vessels starting from ports thousands of miles apart pass close to each other in the naked breadths of the ocean, Nay, sometimes even touch in the dark.
'Tis slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath Rides on the posting winds and doth belie All corners of the world; kings, queens and states, Maids, matrons, Nay, the secrets of the grave This viperous slander enters.
She waits for me; my lady Earth, Smiles and waits and sighs; I'll say her Nay, and hide away, Then take her by surprise.mary mapes dodge
The power of communication of thoughts and opinions is the gift of God, and the freedom of it is the source of all science, the first fruits and the ultimate happiness of society; and therefore it seems to follow, that human laws ought not to interpose, Nay, cannot interpose, to prevent the communication of sentiments and opinions in voluntary assemblies of men.