A saying of Jesus. The complete passage reads, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.”
One’s loyalties must be undivided. This is a saying of Jesus from the Gospels. Jesus goes on to say, “You cannot serve God and mammon” — that is, God and money.
- No man is an island
No one is self-sufficient; everyone relies on others. This saying comes from a sermon by the seventeenth-century English author John Donne. Human beings necessarily depend on one another, as in You can’t manage this all by yourself; no man is an island. This expression is a quotation from John Donne’s Devotions (1624): “No man is […]
[nom-ahrk] /ˈnɒm ɑrk/ noun 1. the governor of a nome or a nomarchy. /ˈnɒmɑːk/ noun 1. the head of an ancient Egyptian nome 2. the senior administrator in a Greek nomarchy
[nom-ahr-kee] /ˈnɒm ɑr ki/ noun, plural nomarchies. 1. one of the provinces into which modern Greece is divided. /ˈnɒmɑːkɪ; -əkɪ/ noun (pl) -chies 1. any of the provinces of modern Greece; nome
noun 1. (Brit, slang) an insignificant or worthless person