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Necessity Quotes

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Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Related topics: Values Urgency Self Honor

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

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

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

 

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

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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.

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

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

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

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

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

With Cold Sassy Tree having its first production,
I saw no necessity to do anything other than produce
it with the correct setting.
- Bruce Beresford

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

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious.
Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
- Karl Marx

Armaments are necessary - or are maintained on the pretext of necessity -
because of a real or an imagined danger of war.
- Ludwig Quidde

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

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

Necessity has no law.
- Oliver Cromwell

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

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
- Thomas A. Edison

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
- Edward Abbey

Writing is no dying art form in America because most
published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity
of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.
- Elizabeth George

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

Necessity does the work of courage.
- Nicholas M. Butler

God, from a beautiful necessity, is Love.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

An extravagance is something that your spirit thinks is a necessity.
- Bern Williams

Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
- Democritus

On the contrary, I'm a strong believer in the necessity
of imperfection coming into the film.
- Walter Salles

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity,
because his freedom is always won in his never wholly
successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
- Hannah Arendt

Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity.
- Pindar

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

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

They might not need me; but they might.
I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small
as mine might be precisely their necessity.
- Emily Dickinson

Whoever wants me to talk, I'll come over and tell them
about the necessity of preserving the Everglades.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Invention is the mother of necessity.
- Thorstein Veblen

What one generation sees as a luxury,
the next sees as a necessity.
- Anthony Crosland

Nothing is more active than thought,
for it travels over the universe,
and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.
- Thales

The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench
down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility
of the writer in all ages of man.
- Nelson Algren

Not even Ares battles against necessity.
- Sophocles

Necessity may be the mother of invention,
but play is certainly the father.
- Roger von Oech

As long as man labors for a physical existence,
though an act of necessity almost, he is yet natural;
it is life,
though that of this world, for which he instinctively works.
- Jones Very

Necessity makes even the timid brave.
- Sallust

Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil,
but as a necessity, even a duty.
- Simone Weil

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

If necessity is the mother of invention,
it's the father of cooperation.
And we're cooperating like never before.
- John Ashcroft

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

The necessity to constantly turn in an excellent performance,
to be absolutely wedded to this dedication and this
ideal means that as a child you're going to pay for it personally.
- Twyla Tharp

I'm not altogether certain that a fundamentalism of
necessity has to argue that it is the only reading
of the human experience in order to stay alive.
- Chaim Potok

The pattern of the narrative never of necessity wants to end,
it never has to.
- Robert Creeley

The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.
- Lord Byron

By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vice came in always at the door of necessity,
not at the door of inclination.
- Daniel Defoe

I believe that I understand gangs better than others.
Because they're formed out of necessity.
They're formed by people to keep from being suppressed.
- Jack Bowman

Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support,
but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work
for which they are fitted.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality...
true art lies in a reality that is felt.
- Odilon Redon

Although...
the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen
by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures,
yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only,
but of the whole people of the United States.
- James K. Polk

In the scattered settlements of this Diocese,
schools and Churches are of necessity for many years few in number,
and multitudes of both sexes are growing up in great ignorance.
- John Strachan

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

Necessity may well be called the mother of invention
but calamity is the test of integrity.
- Samuel Richardson

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

The first and most imperative necessity in war is money,
for money means everything else - men,
guns, ammunition.
- Ida Tarbell

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
- Euripides

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

Necessity makes an honest man a knave.
- Daniel Defoe

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem.
It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
- Albert Einstein

Any biographer must of necessity become a pilgrim a peripatetic,
obsessed literary pilgrim, a traveler with four eyes.
- Leon Edel

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

I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war;
but in carrying on that war all principles and rules
of justice should not be departed from.
- Robert Walpole


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