Necessity Quotes

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.


It is necessity and not pleasure that compels us.


Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity


Necessity, who is the mother of invention.


Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife

Jonathan Schattke

To the mass of mankind religion of some kind is a necessity.

Alfred Russel Wallace

Necessity makes even the timid brave.


Not even the gods fight against necessity.


There is no virtue like necessity.

William Shakespeare

Necessity, oftener than facility, has been the mother of invention; and the most prolific school of all has been the school of difficulty.

Samuel Smiles

Necessity knows no law except to conquer.


What was once to me mere matter of the fancy now has grown the vast necessity of heart and life.

Lord Alfred Tennyson
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