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The Most Famous Necessity Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation. — Friedrich Nietzsche

All things happen by virtue of necessity. — Democritus

Necessity is not a fact; it's an interpretation. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Ability and necessity dwell near each other. — Pythagoras

Beauty rests on necessities. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

That whose existence is necessary must necessarily be one essence. — Avicenna

We make allowance for necessity. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Necessity is an evil; but there is no necessity for continuing to live subject to necessity. — Epicurus

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We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. — Oscar Wilde

The superfluous, a very necessary thing. — Voltaire

Short Necessity Quotes

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  • Wilderness is a necessity... there must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls. — John Muir
  • I forgive those who murder and steal because they did it out of necessity, but a traitor never. — Emiliano Zapata
  • Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. — Dalai Lama
  • Often does one desire what one does not need. — Icelandic Proverbs
  • In the absence of the horse, the pearl is useless. — Romanian Proverbs
  • Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities. — Mark Twain
  • I learned how to make money because it was a necessity. — Naval Ravikant
  • Necessity is a great teacher. — Mexican Proverbs
  • Need teaches naked woman to spin. — Danish Proverbs
  • Men only act in a state of necessity and usually only recognise necessity in a situation of crisis. — Jean Monnet

Top 10 Necessity Quotes

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Travel is a caprice in childhood, a passion in youth, a necessity in manhood, and an elegy in old age. — Jose Rizal

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. — John Muir

You will accomplish more by kind words and a courteous manner than by anger or sharp rebuke, which should never be used except in necessity. — Angela Merici

People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognize necessity when a crisis is upon them. — Jean Monnet

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We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. — Oscar Wilde

Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium. — Sigurd F. Olson

Wilderness is a necessity... there must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls. — John Muir

I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity. — I. M. Pei

I forgive those who murder and steal because they did it out of necessity, but a traitor never. — Emiliano Zapata

The most urgent necessity is, not that the State should teach, but that it should allow education. All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education. — Frederic Bastiat

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Necessity quote by Mark Twain

Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities. — Mark Twain

Necessity quote by Francois de la Rochefoucauld

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Necessity quote Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are
Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home, that wilderness is a necessity.
Necessity quote by Victor Hugo

A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing. — Victor Hugo

Necessity quote Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.

Need And Necessity Quotes

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A need is what you believe your customers require to solve a problem, and the product or business becomes the mechanism to fulfill that requirement. — Pat Flynn

The spirit of brotherhood recognizes of necessity both the need of self-help and also the need of helping others in the only way which every ultimately does great god, that is, of helping them to help themselves. — Theodore Roosevelt

...in the midst of migrants in search of a better life there are people in need of protection: refugees and asylum-seekers, women and children victims of trafficking...Many move simply to avoid dying of hunger. When leaving is not an option but a necessity, this is more than poverty. — Antonio Guterres

Necessity quote Feeling healthy and feeling good about yourself is not a luxury, It's an absolut
Feeling healthy and feeling good about yourself is not a luxury, It's an absolute necessity

Because morality is a social necessity, the moment faith in god is banished, man's gaze turns from god to man and he becomes socially conscious. Religious belief prevented the growth of a sense of realism. But atheism at once makes man realistic and alive to the needs of morality. — Goparaju Ramachandra Rao

While I regard the Nakba as an ongoing crime that needs to be prosecuted and reversed...Shavit defends its necessity and lectures Palestinians trapped in squalid refugee camps to just get over it. — Max Blumenthal

Most software has a tiny essence that justifies its existence, everything after that is wants and desires mistaken for needs and necessities. — David Heinemeier Hansson

Necessity quote Good wine is a necessity of life for me.
Good wine is a necessity of life for me.

Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities. — Benjamin Franklin

My superpower would be telepathy. And I would by necessity need to use it with discretion, not all the time. — Scott Derrickson

Equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women. — Joss Whedon

She taught me all about real sacrifice. That it should be done from love... That it should be done from necessity, not without exhausting all other options. That it should be done for people who need your strength because they don't have enough of their own. — Veronica Roth

A Man Is Not A Necessity Quotes

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The revolution and women's liberation go together. We do not talk of women's emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triumph. Women hold up the other half of the sky. — Thomas Sankara

We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man. — Lyndon B. Johnson

The free access to information is not a privilege, but a necessity for any free society. One of my favorite things to do as a young man was wander through the stacks of my hometown library. I'd just browse until I found something interesting. Libraries have definitely changed my life. — Ed Asner

Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good. Hence a prince who wants to keep his authority must learn how not to be good, and use that knowledge, or refrain from using it, as necessity requires. — Niccolo Machiavelli

Progress is not an accident, not a thing within human control, but a beneficent necessity ... due to the working of a universal law. So surely must the things we call evil and immorality disappear; so surely must man become perfect. — Herbert Spencer

The love of posterity is the consequence of the necessity of death. If a man were sure of living forever here, he would not care about his offspring. — Nathaniel Hawthorne

Compassion is something really worthwhile. It is not just a religious or spiritual subject, not a matter of ideology. It is not a luxury, it is a necessity. — Dalai Lama

And what's strange, what would be marvelous, is not that God should really exist; the marvel is that such an idea, the idea of the necessity of God, could enter the head of such a savage, vicious beast as man. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

All life is a struggle.... Under competition the lazy man is put under the necessity of exerting himself; and if he will not exert himself, he must fall behind. If he do not work, neither shall he eat. — Samuel Smiles

A story is an end in itself. It is not written to teach, sell, explain or destroy anything. It is not written even to entertain. It is written as a man is born - an organic whole, dictated only by its own laws and its own necessity - an end in itself, not a means to an end. — Ayn Rand

Love Necessity Quotes

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Grief is not a disorder, a disease or sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve. — Earl A Grollman

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 Jung

I love the infantry because they are the underdogs. They are the mud-rain-frost-and-wind boys. They have no comforts, and they even learn to live without the necessities. And in the end they are the guys that wars can't be won without. — Ernie Pyle

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves. — Eric Sevareid

What can the redwoods tell us about ourselves? Well, I think they can tell us something about human time. The flickering, transitory quality of human time and the brevity of human life - the necessity to love. — Richard Preston

That which draws us by its mystical force; what every created thing, even the very stones, feels with absolute certainty as the center of its being... is the force of love. Christians call this "eternal blessedness." It is a necessity of man for growth and joy. — Gustav Mahler

Lust indulged became habit, and habit unresisted became necessity. — Saint Augustine

They loved each other, not driven by necessity, by the "blaze of passion" often falsely ascribed to love. They loved each other because everything around them willed it, the trees and the clouds and the sky over their heads and the earth under their feet. — Boris Pasternak

Like hunger, physical love is a necessity. But man's appetite for amour is never so regular or so sustained as his appetite for the delights of the table. — Honore de Balzac

Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength. — Jim Rohn

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention Quotes

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I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble. — Agatha Christie

If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress. — David Rockefeller

And yet the true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention. — Aristotle

Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise — Alfred North Whitehead

Necessity may well be called the mother of invention but calamity is the test of integrity. — Samuel Richardson

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

Experiences are everything. And businesses must create experiences that mean something. If necessity is the mother of invention, then vision is the father of innovation. — Brian Solis

Necessity is the mother of invention. I love solving things like that. Because there wasn't enough memory, thinking of an economical way to make the movements look right was like solving a puzzle, and I had a lot of fun. — Shigeru Miyamoto

Necessity is the mother of all invention. — Albert Einstein

Invention is the mother of necessity. — Thorstein Veblen

Law Of Necessity Quotes

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For me, the idea of a creation is not conceivable without invoking the necessity of design. One cannot be exposed to the law and order of the universe without concluding that there must be design and purpose behind it all. — Wernher Von Braun

It is manifestly contrary to the law of nature, however defined, that a handful of people should gorge themselves with superfluities while the hungry majority goes in need of necessities. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

War is a biological necessity of the first importance, a regulative element in the life of mankind which cannot be dispensed with. ... But it is not only a biological law but a moral obligation and, as such, an indispensable factor in civilization. — Friedrich Von Bernhardi

Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity. — Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing but a necessity invincible by any other means can justify ... a prostitution of laws, which constitute the pillars of our whole system of jurisprudence. — Thomas Jefferson

The convoluted wording of legalisms grew up around the necessity to hide from ourselves the violence we do to each other. — Frank Herbert

Of the laws of nature, on which the condition of man depends, that which is attended with the greatest number of consequences, is the necessity of labor for obtaining the means of subsistence, as well as the means of the greatest part of our pleasure. — James Mill

Do not talk to me of goodness, of abstract justice, of nature law. Necessity is the highest law, public welfare is the highest justice. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature. Necessity is the theme and inventress of nature, her curb and her eternal law. — Leonardo da Vinci

It is a part of the function of "law" to give recognition to ideas representing the exact opposite of established conduct. Most of the complications arise from the necessity of pretending to do one thing, while actually doing another. — Thurman Arnold

Creativity And Necessity Quotes

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The two go hand in hand like a dance: chance flirts with necessity, randomness with determinism. To be sure, it is from this interchange that novelty and creativity arise in Nature, thereby yielding unique forms and novel structures. — Eric Chaisson

A challenging economy is always good for design. It unites necessity and functionality. You are forced to be creative with poor materials. — Diane Von Furstenberg

True life is creativity, not development: it is the freedom for creative acts, for creative fire, rather than necessity and the heaviness of congealing self-perfection. — Nikolai Berdyaev

We don't consider manual work as a curse, or a bitter necessity, not even as a means of making a living. We consider it as a high human function, as the basis of human life, the most dignified thing in the life of the human being, and which ought to be free, creative. Men ought to be proud of it. — David Ben-Gurion

Experience, the interpreter between creative nature and the human race, teaches the action of nature among mortals: how under the constraint of necessity she cannot act otherwise than as reason, who steers her helm, teaches her to act. — Leonardo da Vinci

By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true -- but it's father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife. — Jonathan Schattke

And, we put a lot more value, or at least I personally put a lot more value, on the creative values and creative challenges of something than the commercial necessities. — Rowan Atkinson

I think the two sides to me are the same as two sides to anybody. In relation to the link between doing the label and being a DJ, it goes back to the thing of necessity. It's the only way I feel I can do something creative that's going to satisfy me. — Erol Alkan

Panic is an incredibly catalyzing creative force. And almost out of sheer necessity, I found I had to talk about myself and my real life as it is effectively lived by me. — John Hodgman

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More Necessity Quotes

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In the greatest difficulties, in the heaviest trials, in the deepest poverty and necessities, He has never failed me; but because I was enabled by His grace to trust Him He has always appeared for my help. I delight in speaking well of His name. — George Muller

Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening. — G. I. Gurdjieff

Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening. — George Gurdjieff

I do honestly and sincerely believe in the necessity or desirability of Hindu-Muslim unity. I am also fully prepared to trust the Muslim leaders. But what about the injunctions of the Koran and Hadis? The leaders cannot over-ride them. Are we then doomed? I hope not. I hope your learned mind and wise head will find some way out of this difficulty. — Lala Lajpat Rai

Without natural resources life itself is impossible. From birth to death, natural resources, transformed for human use, feed, clothe, shelter, and transport us. Upon them we depend for every material necessity, comfort, convenience, and protection in our lives. Without abundant resources prosperity is out of reach. — Gifford Pinchot

Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more - it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity. — Oliver Sacks

Effective leaders help others to understand the necessity of change and to accept a common vision of the desired outcome. — John P. Kotter

Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it. — Thales of Miletus

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Satire must always accompany any free society. It is an absolute necessity. Even in the most repressive medieval kingdoms, they understood the need for the court jester, the one soul allowed to tell the truth through laughter. — Joe Randazzo

The costume of women should be suited to her wants and necessities. It should conduce at once to her health, comfort, and usefulness; and, while it should not fail also to conduce to her personal adornment, it should make that end of secondary importance — Amelia Bloomer

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water. — Ray Charles

By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing. — Caroline Myss

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. — Albert Einstein

This will be the day when we shall bring into full realization the dream of American democracy - a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

In these days of political, personal and economic disintegration, music is not a luxury, it's a necessity; not simply because it is therapeutic, nor because it is the universal language, but because it is the persistent focus of our intelligence, aspiration and goodwill. — Robert Lawson Shaw

Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity in a profit economy which needs outsiders as surplus people. — Audre Lorde

From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind. — Ayn Rand

Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an historical necessity, but, so too, the rising of the working class against it. Capital is an historical necessity, but, so too, its grave digger, the socialist proletariat. — Rosa Luxemburg

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would never reveal it; for I am a citizen of humanity first and by necessity, and a citizen of France second, and only by accident — Baron de Montesquieu

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder. — John F. Kennedy

Mother, when your children are irritable, do not make them more so by scolding and fault-finding, but correct their irritability by good nature and mirthfulness. Irritability comes from errors in food, bad air, too little sleep, a necessity for change of scene and surroundings; from confinement in close rooms, and lack of sunshine. — Herbert Spencer

Religion is the dream of the human mind. But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality; we only see real things in the entrancing splendor of imagination and caprice, instead of in the simple daylight of reality and necessity. — Ludwig Feuerbach

In Conclusion

Quotations about necessity highlight the fundamental nature of certain things in our lives. They underscore the fact that certain actions, decisions, or conditions are unavoidable and must be embraced. These quotes emphasize that necessity is often driven by circumstances or external factors beyond our control. They remind us of the urgency and significance of fulfilling certain obligations, pursuing certain goals, or making certain sacrifices. Quotes about necessity encourage us to face challenges head-on and to adapt to the demands of our environment, recognizing that they are essential for personal growth and progress.

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