Quotations on Necessity

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Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Luxury, Necessity, Spirit, Wilderness)

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
(Keywords: Nation, Necessity, Right)

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

And the Marshall Plan, to us, meant a general who had turned into a secretary of state, and that the secretary of state saw the necessity of the reconstruction of these European countries that had suffered so heavily.
- Giovanni Agnelli
(Keywords: Countries, Necessity, State)

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
(Keywords: Man, Necessity, Responsibility, Writer)

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
(Keywords: Love, Trust, Women, Revolution, Necessity, Sadness)

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
(Keywords: Authority, Necessity, Writer)

Nevertheless, this type of propaganda has a special value, for it serves to convince those who sign the appeal, of the necessity for carrying on propaganda; so a corps of propagandists, if I may use the term, is thus trained.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: May, Necessity, Propaganda, Value)

Thence results, for science as well as for industry, the necessity of the division and association of labor. I receive and I give - such is human life. Each directs and is directed in his turn.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Science, Life, Labor, Necessity, Results)

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
(Keywords: Age, Sex, Man, Modesty, Necessity, Rank)

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
(Keywords: Age, Sex, Man, Modesty, Necessity, Rank)

If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.
- Edward Bellamy
(Keywords: Life, First, Necessity, Recreation)

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
(Keywords: First, Necessity, Production)

Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural.
- John Berger
(Keywords: Thought, Being, Compassion, Necessity, Order, Supernatural, World)

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
(Keywords: Life, Poetry, People, Luxury, Necessity, Oil, World)

But these realities will make themselves felt soon enough and while I am certainly not asking you to close your eyes to the experiences of earlier generations, I want to advise you not to conform too soon and to resist the pressure of practical necessity.
- Felix Bloch
(Keywords: Eyes, Generations, Necessity, Pressure, Want, Will)

All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort.
- Anna C. Brackett
(Keywords: Action, Acting, Effort, Exercise, Force, Freedom, Necessity, Will)

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
(Keywords: God, Necessity, Self)

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
(Keywords: Love, Life, Necessity, Poems, Reality)

But once you allow yourself to recognize necessity, you find two things: One you find your options so restricted that the only course of action is obvious, and, two, that a great sense of freedom comes with the decision.
- Steven Brust
(Keywords: Action, Decision, Freedom, Necessity, Obvious, Options, Sense)

My conviction of the necessity of further legislative provisions for the safe-keeping and disbursement of the public moneys and my opinion in regard to the measures best adapted to the accomplishment of those objects have been already submitted to you.
- Martin Van Buren
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Conviction, Necessity, Opinion, Public)

The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Beginning, Necessity, Sense)

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
(Keywords: War, Concern, Necessity, Office, Support)

It was he who impressed, time and again, the necessity of singing as nature intended, and - I remember - he constantly warned, don't let the public know that you work. So I went slowly. I never forced the voice.
- Enrico Caruso
(Keywords: Nature, Time, Work, Necessity, Public, Singing, Voice)

And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.
- Margaret Cavendish
(Keywords: Friendship, Country, Duty, Necessity, Poverty)

Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel.
- Margaret Cavendish
(Keywords: Children, Giving, Necessity, Reason)

As for plenty, we had not only for necessity, conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity.
- Margaret Cavendish
(Keywords: Decency, Delight, Necessity, Pleasure)

I've learned, I think, to be able to distinguish between the necessary and the unnecessary as far as my limited outside time is concerned. Saying "no" politely is a necessity if one wants to lead any kind of stable life.
- Richard Chamberlain
(Keywords: Life, Time, Necessity, Saying)

The lyrics came out of necessity. When we started writing the record, we started in a more fusion environment and that got boring really quick and that wasn't what we were about on an organic level.
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Keywords: Environment, Necessity, Quick, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Perception, Necessity, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Food, Music, Heart, Blood, Force, Necessity, Water)

As however the ancients say that in case of necessity any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of Baptism, so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity, where no priest is present.
- Martin Chemnitz
(Keywords: Christian, Necessity, Present)

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
(Keywords: Mother, Idleness, Invention, Laziness, Necessity, Opinion, Trouble)

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Experience, Instinct, Necessity, Reason)

The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity.
- Grover Cleveland
(Keywords: Peace, Nation, Necessity, states, United)

It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: Men, Fire, Liberty, Misfortune, Necessity, Order, Press)

Finally, treat domestic energy production as the economic necessity it is and the job creator it can be. Drill, and frack, and lease, and license, unleash in every way the jobs potential in the enormous energy resources we have been denying ourselves.
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Energy, Job, Jobs, Necessity, Potential, Production)

Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
- Democritus
(Keywords: Chance, Necessity, Universe)

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
(Keywords: Progress, Failure, Discontent, First, Man, Necessity, Will)

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
(Keywords: Action, Strength, Necessity, Today, Tomorrow)

A key to my thinking has always been the almost fanatical belief that what I was engaged in was a literary art form. That belief was compounded out of ego and necessity, I guess, a combination of the two.
- Will Eisner
(Keywords: Art, Belief, Ego, Key, Literary, Necessity, Thinking)

Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.
- Jacques Ellul
(Keywords: Technology, Civilization, Efficiency, Force, Necessity, Order)

There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right; and, again, making all crime mean and ugly.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Men, Crime, Driving, Interest, Necessity, Right, Ugly)

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
- Euripides
(Keywords: Strength, Necessity, Nothing)

When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it!
- Agnetha Faltskog
(Keywords: Life, People, Celebrity, Living, Luxury, Necessity, Right, World)

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
(Keywords: Business, Mind, Necessity, Research, State)

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
(Keywords: Men, Childhood, Necessity, Neglect)

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
(Keywords: American, Necessity, Order, Style)

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
(Keywords: Art, Wisdom, Talent, Encouraging, America, Dying, Footsteps, Necessity, Writers, Writing)

Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history. Our ancestors used to create these crafts out of necessity, and now we do them for fun, to make money and to express ourselves.
- Phyllis George
(Keywords: Money, History, Fun, Necessity, Now, Sense)



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