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Wise Quotes about Necessity

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

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

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 never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

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

I was born with music inside me.
Music was one of my parts.
Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart.
Like my blood.
It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene.
It was a necessity for me-like food or water.
- Ray Charles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So we have a group within the office that is devoted
to support for the war fighter.
That's, of necessity, an operational and tactical level of concern.
- Stephen Cambone

Necessity dispenseth with decorum.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

It is the utmost necessity that this congress be a congress of unity.
- Slobodan Milosevic

I am coming more and more to the conviction that the
necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated,
at least neither by, nor for, the human intellect.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical.
The political side is required principally because
of the necessity of the current Russian position.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Learning carries within itself certain dangers because
out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.
- Leon Trotsky

The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity
can no more be doubted than to hang a robber,
or kill a flea.
- John Adams

Aside from that reservation, a fictive tale even has
the advantage of manifesting symbolic necessity more
purely to the extent that we may believe its conception arbitrary.
- Jacques Lacan

Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury,
not a necessity like petrol.
But to me it's the oil of life.
- John Betjeman

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

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

For my part, if I consider poetry as an object,
I maintain that it is born of the necessity of adding
a vocal sound (speech) to the hammering of the first tribal music.
- Eugenio Montale

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

No age, sex, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty;
but without it one is vastly beneath the rank of man.
- Bernard Barton

There is a lot of stuff now that is in bad taste,
and I don't see the necessity for it all.
We didn't have to do it in our time,
and they don't have to do it now.
- Clint Walker

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

Freedom is the recognition of necessity.
- Friedrich Engels

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

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

The study of an idea is, of necessity,
the story of many things.
- Willy Ley

That past is still within our living memory,
a time when neighbour helped neighbour,
sharing what little they had out of necessity,
as well as decency.
- Mary McAleese

The free trade movement in the middle of the last century
represents the first conscious recognition of these
new circumstances and of the necessity to adapt to them.
- Christian Lous Lange

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

When mankind first saw the necessity of government,
it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling.
- Thomas Clarkson

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

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.

As for plenty, we had not only for necessity,
conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity.
- Margaret Cavendish

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

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

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

Necessity makes an honest man a knave.
- Daniel Defoe

The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity.
- Grover Cleveland

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
- Euripides

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

She was chronologically in luck.
She corresponded to necessity.
- Lincoln Kirstein

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

Necessity has the face of a dog.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Thou hast created me not from necessity but from grace.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Research has been called good business,
a necessity, a gamble, a game.
It is none of these - it's a state of mind.
- Martin H. Fischer

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 makes even the timid brave.
- Sallust

If bread is the first necessity of life,
recreation is a close second.
- Edward Bellamy

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

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

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

There has already been the karmic work:
that what life has transformed in me,
this initiation brought on, of necessity,
by trials.
- Isabelle Adjani

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


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