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 an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main.”
[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
adjective 1. (slang) (used postpositively after a name) designating a person with no friends: Norman No-Mates