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Noble and common blood is of the same color.

Noble is, that noble does.

Nobody is to blame for all.

Nobody so wise but has a little folly to spare.

Not all flowers are fit for nosegays.

Not every ass has long ears.

Not every ball hits.

Not every land has all at hand.

Not every one may pluck roses.

Not to be ashamed of sin is to sin double.

Not too little, not too much.

Nothing bolder than the miller's shirt, that every morning collars a thief.

Nothing dries sooner than tears.

Nothing is so new as what has long been forgotten.

Nothing looks more like a man of sense than a fool who holds his tongue.

Nothing should be done in a hurry except catching fleas.

Nothing should be done in haste but gripping a flea.

Nothing so bad as not to be good for something.

Nothing weighs lighter than a promise.

Nought is good for the eyes, but not for the stomach.

Nought is never in danger.

Nought needs no hiding-place.

Nurenberg wit and a skilful hand, will find their way through every land.

"O what we must suffer for the sake of God's church!" said the abbot, when the roast fowl burned his fingers.

Of big words and feathers may go to the pound.