Necessity Quotes

Necessity, the mother of invention.

William Wycherley

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Karl Marx

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Benjamin Franklin

Necessity is the mistress and guardian of Nature.

Leonardo da Vinci

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 often the spur to genius.

Honore de Balzac

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

Daniel Defoe

Necessity is the author of change

Tim Hansel

Great necessity elevates man, petty necessity casts him down

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Necessity teaches all things

German Proverb

Necessity does the work of courage.

Nicholas Murray Butler

Our necessities never equal our wants

Benjamin Franklin

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

Democritus

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

Michel de Montaigne

Necessity is a violent school-mistress.

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne

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

Bern Williams

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

We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.

Sir James Matthew Barrie

There came into the world an unlimited abundance of everything people need. But people need everything except unlimited abundance.

Karel Čapek

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires, Necessity and Free Will.

Thomas Carlyle

Make a virtue of necessity.

Robert Burton

Luxury, nowadays, is ruinous. We criticize, but must conform, and superfluities in the end deprive us of necessities.

Pierre Ambroise Franois Choderlos de Laclos

There is no doubt that we cannot do without variable quantities in the sense of the potential infinite. But from this very fact the necessity of the actual infinite can be demonstrated.

Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor

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Updated On : December 06, 2013
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