Necessity Quotes

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.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

Justice could be cruel, and crueler yet necessity, but mercy was the cruelest thing of all.

Orson Scott Card

But for the necessity of obeying the orders of the Caliph, I would never have accepted this command over you. You are much higher than me in Islam. I am a Companion of the Prophet, but you are one whom the Messenger of Allah had called 'the trusted one of this nation.

al-Walid, Khalid ibn

Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. And the only possible way to accomplish this great change is to accord to women equal power in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life.

Susan Brownell Anthony Jacob

It is often better to be restricted to necessity than unconfined in the measure of our desires: prosperity destroys more individuals than adversity ruins.

NORMAN MACDONALD

Make a virtue of necessity.

Robert Burton

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires, Necessity and Free Will.

Thomas Carlyle

For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.

B. R. Ambedkar

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

Plurality is not to be posited without necessity.

William of Ockham

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.

James Thomas

If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would never reveal it; for I am a citizen of humanity first and by necessity, and a citizen of France second, and only by accident.

Charles de Montesquieu

We should manage our fortune as we do our health - enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity.

Franšois de la Rochefoucauld

Harsh necessity, and the newness of my kingdom, force me to do such things and to guard my frontiers everywhere.

Virgil

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

Niccol˛ Machiavelli

There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.

Oscar Wilde

When obedience is so impious, Revolt is a necessity.

Pierre Corneille

Protection is the first necessity of opulence and luxury.

Joseph Conrad

Necessity, the mother of invention.

William Wycherley

In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us ... Hence too the necessity of preparing for it.

Dag Hammarskjld

If there is anything good about nobility it is that it enforces the necessity of avoiding degeneracy.

Boethius

It occurred to me that if I could invent a machine - a gun - which could by its rapidity of fire, enable one man to do as much battle duty as a hundred, that it would, to a large extent supersede the necessity of large armies, and consequently, exposure to battle and disease [would] be greatly diminished.ć

Richard Jordan Gatling

If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress.

David Rockefeller

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Thomas Alva Edison

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