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Positive Quotes about Necessity

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Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

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Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

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

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

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

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

Plurality should not be posited without necessity.
- William of Occam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience,
the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

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

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

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

Good writers are of necessity rare.
- George Henry Lewes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I found it liberating of necessity to devise my own
style and my own tactics and to look for a voice on
the instrument because there weren't really any that impacted strongly on me.
- Steve Swallow

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

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

Blanche is written with a terrible authority,
the authority that comes from artistic necessity when
the writer is compelled to write by his demon,
rather than by his agent or promoter.
- Paul Bailey

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

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

Invention is the mother of necessity.
- Thorstein Veblen

We were suddenly faced with the necessity of training
a lot of young men in the art of navigation.
- Clyde Tombaugh

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

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

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

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

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention.
Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness,
possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
- Agatha Christie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity.
- Pindar

Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this war.
- John McCain

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

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


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