Necessity Quotes

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

Oscar Wilde

Maturity begins when we're content to feel we're right about something, without feeling the necessity to prove someone else is wrong.

Sydney J. Harris

No explanation ever explains the necessity of making one.

Elbert Hubbard

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.

W.E.H. Lecky

"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."

John Muir

"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."

Edward Abbey

Under the rules of a society that cannot distinguish between profit and profiteering, between money defined as necessity and money defined as LUXURY, murder is occasionally obligatory and always permissible.

Lewis H. Lapham

Men first feel necessity, then look for utility, next attend to comfort, still later amuse themselves with pleasure, thence grow dissolute in LUXURY, and finally go mad and waste their substance

Giambattista Vico

What one generation sees as a LUXURY, the next sees as a necessity

Anthony Crosland

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.

John Muir

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Quality also marks the search for an ideal after necessity has been satisfied and mere usefulness achieved

William A. Foster

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity

Voltaire

The isolation of every human soul and the necessity of self- dependence must give each individual the right to choose his own surroundings.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The practical mastery of the logic or of the imminent necessity of a game - a mastery acquired by experience of the game, and one which works outside conscious control and discourse (in the way that. for instance, techniques of the body do).

Pierre Bourdieu

It is vain to try to sacrifice once for all one's youthful ideals. When a man has loved literature as I loved it at twenty, he cannot be satisfied at twenty-six to give up his early passion, even at the bidding of implacable necessity.

Paul Charles Joseph Bourget

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves

Carl Gustav Jung

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.

Maya Angelou

Necessity makes an honest man a knave.

Daniel Defoe

Freedom is the recognition of necessity.

Friedrich Engels

Necessity when threatening is more powerful than device of man.

Quintus Curtius Rufus

Necessity takes impartially the highest and the lowest.

Horace

It is necessity and not pleasure that compels us.

Dante

Necessity, who is the mother of invention.

Plato

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