Nay, Georias, I call him the bravest man,Who knows to suffer the most injuriesWith patience. All this swiftness of resentmentIs proof of a little mind.
— Menander

nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and when you are calculating, calculate.
Samuel Johnson nay quote

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
— Charles Darwin

Nature... She pardons no mistakes. Her yea is yea, and her nay, nay.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts.
— nay quotation by Rene Descartes