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Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Related topics: Values Urgency Self Honor

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

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

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

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Good critical writing is measured by the perception
and evaluation of the subject;
bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining
the professional standing of the critic.
- Raymond Chandler

Necessity makes an honest man a knave.
- Daniel Defoe

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

Invention is the mother of necessity.
- Thorstein Veblen

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

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity;
for if man's power is increased,
the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.
- Madame de Stael

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

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

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

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

Not even Ares battles against necessity.
- Sophocles

There's no reason you shouldn't, as a writer,
not be aware of the necessity to revise yourself constantly.
- John Irving

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

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

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

Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity.
- Pindar

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

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

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

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

Classic art was the art of necessity:
modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.
- Max Eastman

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

Necessity has no law.
- Oliver Cromwell

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

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

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

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

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
- Augustine of Hippo

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

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

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

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

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

The promise given was a necessity of the past:
the word broken is a necessity of the present.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

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

Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity,
the force of which is never known till it is felt,
and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

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

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity,
to which not only the actual word, but every possible word,
must conform.
- Bertrand Russell

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

My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of
allowing love to invade and pervade one's life.
That can make the miracle happen in reality.
Try it.
- James Broughton

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking
if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freedom is the recognition of necessity.
- Friedrich Engels

To the mass of mankind religion of some kind is a necessity.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

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

But instead I usually say that, though it may surprise them,
I too believe in the necessity of organization.
- Robert Shea

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

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
- Euripides

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


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