Necessity Quotes

It is with pious fraud as with a bad action; it begets a calamitous necessity of going on.

Thomas Paine

Free speech, exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where people are themselves free.

Theodore Roosevelt

It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.

Robert Motherwell

All government is an ugly necessity.

G. K. Chesterton

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

Plurality is not to be posited without necessity

William of Ockham

But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity.

Niklaus Wirth

Not necessity, not desire /no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything /health, food, a place to live, entertainment /they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Necessity is not an established fact, but rather an interpretation.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Men try to run life according to their wishes; life runs itself according to necessity.

Jean Toomer

The powers, aspirations, and mission of man are such as to raise the study of his origin and nature, inevitably and by the very necessity of the case, from the mere physiological to the psychological stage of scientific operations.

Richard Owen

Necessity teaches wisdom, while prosperity makes fools.

Wellins Calcott

Good wine is a necessity of life for me.

Thomas Jefferson

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..."

John Muir

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.

John Muir
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