Necessity Quotes

Best selected necessity quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about necessity will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Necessity knows no law except to conquer. Publilius Syrus
Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word. Elizabeth I
Necessity is not an established fact, but rather an interpretation. Friedrich Nietzsche
Foul water will quench fire. English Proverb
If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger. Georg C. Lichtenberg
The necessary has never been man's top priority. The passionate pursuit of the nonessential and the extravagant is one of the chief traits of human uniqueness. Unlike other forms of life, man's greatest exertions are made in the pursuit not of necessities but of superfluities. Eric Hoffer
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. Oscar Wilde
Necessity makes even the timid brave. Sallust
We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity. Albert Camus
To hard necessity ones will and fancy must conform. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don't have to. Walter Linn
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. William Pitt
We do what we must, and call it by the best names. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity. Euripides
Make yourself necessary to somebody. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Necessity never made a good bargain. Benjamin Franklin
The superfluous is very necessary. Voltaire
Need is the driving force, Need makes people better -- luck only makes them worse. Anonymous
Necessity is the mother of attraction. Luke Mckissack
Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true -- but it's father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife. Jonathan Schattke
Only useless things are indispensable. Francis Picabia
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
Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities. Benjamin Franklin
What one has to do usually can be done. Eleanor Roosevelt
Fact I know; and Law I know; but what is this necessity, save an empty shadow of my own mind's throwing? Thomas H. Huxley
Nature must obey necessity. William Shakespeare
Necessity is the author of change. Tim Hansel
Necessity does everything well. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Arguably the only goods people need these days are food and happiness. Sir Terence Conran
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity. Karl Marx
Necessity has the face of a dog. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Nothing is necessary except God, and nothing is less necessary than pain. Joseph De Maistre
Necessity is the mother of taking chances. Mark Twain
Necessity has no law. Oliver Cromwell

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