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Necessities Quotes

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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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Give me the luxuries of life
and I will willingly do without the necessities.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
- Margaret Mead

For male and female alike, the bodies of the other
sex are messages signaling what we must do,
they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities.
- John Updike

 

We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities
to the common denominator of securing the necessities
of life and providing for their abundance.
- Hannah Arendt

Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.
- Aldous Huxley

Relief organizations both large and small are coordinating deliveries of food,
clothing, water, and other basic necessities to those impacted by Katrina.
- Jo Bonner

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Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
- Thomas A. Edison

Inflation is bringing us true democracy.
For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities
are selling at the same price.
- Robert Orben

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience,
not the lessons of retirement and leisure.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

We have to go in places no body would ever think of
going into were it not for the necessities of war.
- Joshua Chamberlain

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Men aren't necessities.
They're luxuries.
- Cher

And, we put a lot more value, or at least I personally put a lot more value,
on the creative values and creative challenges of something
than the commercial necessities.
- Rowan Atkinson

In the usual progress of things, the necessities of
a nation in every stage of its existence will be found
at least equal to its resources.
- Alexander Hamilton

Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature,
and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
- Baruch Spinoza

Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
- Carl Sandburg

Let's take care of the necessities first:
give people jobs,
and find a way to get us out of poverty.
- Eartha Kitt

For one cause or another, it has become necessary to
impose restrictions upon the use of many commodities,
including not a few of the necessities of life.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

There can be no peace in the world so long as a large
proportion of the population lack the necessities of
life and believe that a change of the political and
economic system will make them available.
World peace must be based on world plenty.
- John Boyd Orr

Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the
necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship.
Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy,
are what constitute the pain of poverty.
- Alice Foote MacDougall

It certainly is the duty of every true Christian,
to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world;
and as bound to use earthly blessings,
not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness,
but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities.
- Johann Arndt

No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities.
No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick.
And no one should have to live in constant fear that
a medical problem will become a financial crisis.
- Brad Henry

We are beginning a new era in our government.
I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid
economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge
the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
- Andrew Jackson

The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human
virtue and happiness they might originally project,
have invariably recognized it among their earliest
practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery,
and another portion as the site of a prison.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

We hear of the wealth of nations, of the powers of production,
of the demand and supply of markets,
and we forget that these words mean no more,
if they mean any thing, then the happiness,
and the labor, and the necessities of men.
- Francis Wright

The historical experience of socialist countries has
sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away
with alienation but rather increases it,
adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency.
- Pope John Paul II

NECESSITY and URGENCY are twin poisons of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is One Infinite Mind,
which of necessity includes all that is,
whether it be the intelligence in man,
the life in the animal,
or the invisible Presence which is God.
- Ernest Holmes

Every man builds his world in his own image.
He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
- Ayn Rand

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

Work is a necessity for man.
Man invented the alarm clock.
- Pablo Picasso

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure,
has become very largely a commodity,
and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that
it is a social requirement,
too.
- Jan Morris

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A faith is a necessity to a man.
Woe to him who believes in nothing.
- Victor Hugo

In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity,
the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.
- Raoul Vaneigem

We settled this continent without art.
So it was easy for us to treat it as an imported luxury,
not a necessity.
- Arthur Erickson

There ought to be a law against necessity.
- E. Y. Harburg

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere
of light and another of darkness;
on the confines of the two everlasting empires,
necessity and free will.
- Thomas Carlyle

Some men have a necessity to be mean,
as if they were exercising a faculty which they had
to partially neglect since early childhood.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Not even Ares battles against necessity.
- Sophocles

For most women, including women who want to have children,
contraception is not an option; it is a basic health care necessity.
- Louise Slaughter

Being a hooker does not mean being evil.
The same with a pick-pocket, or even a thief.
You do what you do out of necessity.
- Samuel Fuller

Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon
against the suicide impulse.
- Karl A. Menninger

The American order reveals a method that was largely
the outcome of material necessity,
as exemplified by the Colonial style and the grid.
- Stephen Gardiner

You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the
worst of two evils or none at all.
So-I'm taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two.
Nixon is impossible.
- Harry S. Truman

I bless God for this retirement: I never was more thankful
for any thing than I have been of late for the necessity
I am under of self-denial in many respects.
- David Brainerd

When Socrates was about 30, and his father was long dead,
he was still pursuing the art of sculpture,
but from necessity, and without much inclination.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Then certainly for a musician timing becomes something
that is immediately accessible as a concept,
because it's a necessity in ones everyday performance.
- Robert Fripp

I am one of those for whom superfluity is a necessity.
- Theophile Gautier

To doubt everything, or, to believe everything,
are two equally convenient solutions;
both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
- Henri Poincare

For me, skiing is a physical necessity.
I have a need for risk.
- Jean-Marie Messier

As Plotinus tells us, we elected the body,
the parents, the place, and the circumstances that
suited the soul and that,
as the myth says, belongs to its necessity.
- James Hillman

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act,
and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
- Francis Quarles

But, having a perfume and license, in general,
is a financial necessity.
A designer must, to reap back the money spent on prototypes
and all that sort of thing.
- Vivienne Westwood

The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't
allow the necessity of love.
See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.
- Maya Angelou

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.
- Louis L'Amour

Necessity makes an honest man a knave.
- Daniel Defoe

Nothing in the universe is contingent,
but all things are conditioned to exist and operate
in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.
- Baruch Spinoza

As far as military necessity will permit,
religiously respect the constitutional rights of all.
- George McClellan

The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the
necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.
- Robert Benchley

It is a miracle of harmony, of the adaptation of the
free inner life to the outward necessity of things.
- John C. Ransom

It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.
- Robert Motherwell

We all agree on the necessity of compromise.
We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise.
- Larry Wall


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