Necessity Quotes

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

Our necessities are few, but our wants are endless.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

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.


Invention is the mother of necessity.

Thorstein Veblen

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
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