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No one respects a talent that is concealed.
– Desiderius Erasmus
No one should be astonished if in the following discussion of completely new princedoms and of the prince and of government, I bring up the noblest examples. Because, since men almost always walk in the paths beaten by others and carry on their affairs by imitatingeven though it is not possible to keep wholly in the paths of others or to attain the ability of those you imitatea prudent man will always choose to take paths beaten by great men and to imitate those who have been especially admirable, in order that if his ability does not reach theirs, at least it may offer some suggestion of it; and he will act like prudent archers, who, seeing that the mark they plan to hit is too far away and knowing what space can be covered by the power of their bows, take an aim much higher than their mark, not in order to reach with their arrows so great a height, but to be able, with the aid of so high an aim, to attain their purpose.
– Niccolò Machiavelli
No one should be judge in his own case.
– Publilius Syrus
No one should do a job he can do in his sleep.
– Cory Doctorow, Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town, 2005
No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.
– Ludwig von Beethoven
No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old, and that I know.
– Dwight D Eisenhower
No one should ever think of catching an eagle merely by standing at the top of mountain.
– Vikrant Parsai
No one that ever lived has ever had enough power, prestige, or knowledge to overcome the basic condition of all life - you win some and you lose some.
– Ken Keyes
No one travelling on a business trip would be missed if he failed to arrive.
– Thorstein Veblen
No one understands my ills, nor the terror that fills my breast, who does not know the heart of a mother.
– Marie Antoinette
No one wants advice -- only corroboration.
– John Steinbeck
No one who cannot limit himself has ever been able to write.
– Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux
No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.
– Donald Foster
No one who has read official documents needs to be told how easy it is to conceal the essential truth under the apparently candid and all- disclosing phrases of a voluminous and particularizing report....
– Woodrow Wilson, _Congressional Government_, p. 109
No one will do it for you.
– Ben Stein
No one will ever win the battle of the sexes, because there is too much fraternizing with the enemy.
– Henry Kissinger
No one worth possessing Can be quite possessed.
– Sara Teasdale
No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed.

– Sara Teasdale
No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace--in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.
– Croesus of Lydia
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. He had money as well.
– Margaret Thatcher
No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstood others.
– Johann von Goethe
No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humaneness.
– Robert Oxton Bolt
No opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
– W. H. Auden
No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.
– Marguerite Duras
No other job in the world could possibly dispossess one so completely as this job of teaching. You could stand all day in a laundry, for instance, still in possession of your mind. But this teaching utterly obliterates you. It cuts right into your being essentially, it takes over your spirit. It drags it out from where it would hide.
– Sylvia Ashton-Warner

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