Necessity Quotes

Beyond useless discussions of figurative or abstract art is the imperious necessity to express oneself as one is, making ours all the energetic possibilities of the universe.

Antonio Saura

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

An extravagance is something that your spirit thinks is a necessity.

Bern Williams

Necessity is a violent school-mistress.

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne

Necessity reconciles and brings men together; and this accidental connection afterwards forms itself into laws

Michel de Montaigne

Necessity does the work of courage.

Nicholas Murray Butler

Necessity teaches all things

German Proverb

Great necessity elevates man, petty necessity casts him down

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Necessity is the author of change

Tim Hansel

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

Daniel Defoe

Necessity is often the spur to genius.

Honore de Balzac

Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of the tyrant and the creed of the slave.

William Pitt

Necessity is the mistress and guardian of Nature.

Leonardo da Vinci

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Karl Marx

Fear is the underminer of all determinations; and necessity, the victorious rebel of all laws.

Sir Philip Sidney

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art

La Rochefoucauld

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

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

Necessity is the mother of taking chances.

Mark Twain

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.

Francis Quarles

In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today.

Lincoln Kirstein

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention -- invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.

Agatha Christie

Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.

Oscar Wilde

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