The most urgent necessity in human life is to be able to face life victoriously. For many are living mentally, physically, morally and spiritually defeated.
What was once to me mere matter of the fancy now has grown the vast necessity of heart and life.
Necessity knows no law except to conquer.
Necessity, oftener than facility, has been the mother of invention; and the most prolific school of all has been the school of difficulty.
There is no virtue like necessity.
Not even the gods fight against necessity.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
To the mass of mankind religion of some kind is a necessity.
Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife
Necessity, who is the mother of invention.
It is necessity and not pleasure that compels us.
Necessity takes impartially the highest and the lowest.
Necessity when threatening is more powerful than device of man.
Freedom is the recognition of necessity.
Necessity makes an honest man a knave.
The isolation of every human soul and the necessity of self- dependence must give each individual the right to choose his own surroundings.
Quality also marks the search for an ideal after necessity has been satisfied and mere usefulness achieved
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.
Wilderness is a necessity ... They will see what I meant in time. There must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls. Food and drink is not all. There is the spiritual. In some it is only a germ, of course, but the germ will grow.
"But love of the wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need - if only we had eyes to see."
"I come more and more to the conclusion that wilderness, in America or anywhere else, is the only thing left that is worth saving."
"The idea of wilderness needs no defense. It only needs more defenders."
"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit."
"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; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life."
"In God's wildness lies the hope of the world - the great fresh, unblighted, unredeemed wilderness."
"I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
"Wilderness is not only a haven for native plants and animals but it is also a refuge from society. Its a place to go to hear the wind and little else, see the stars and the galaxies, smell the pine trees, feel the cold water, touch the sky and the ground at the same time, listen to coyotes, eat the fresh snow, walk across the desert sands, and realize why its good to go outside of the city and the suburbs. Fortunately, there is wilderness just outside the limits of the cities and the suburbs in most of the United States, especially in the West."
I venture to maintain that there are multitudes to whom the necessity of discharging the duties of a butcher would be so inexpressibly painful and revolting, that if they could obtain a flesh diet on no other condition, they would relinquish it forever.
No explanation ever explains the necessity of making one.
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.
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.