Necessity Quotes

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

Sir Philip Sidney

Our necessities are few, but our wants are endless.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

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

Lord Alfred Tennyson

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.

Samuel Smiles

There is no virtue like necessity.

William Shakespeare

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.

Alfred Russel Wallace

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

Jonathan Schattke

Necessity, who is the mother of invention.


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


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.

Quintus Curtius Rufus

Freedom is the recognition of necessity.

Friedrich Engels

Necessity makes an honest man a knave.

Daniel Defoe

Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.

Alfred North Whitehead

Teach thy necessity to reason thus; There is no virtue like necessity

William Shakespeare

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.

Roger Von Oech

If necessity is the mother of invention, it's the father of cooperation. And we're cooperating like never before.

John Ashcroft

Invention is the mother of necessity.

Thorstein Veblen

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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