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Necessities Quotes

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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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Give me the luxuries of life
and I will willingly do without the necessities.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
- Margaret Mead

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
- Thomas A. Edison

 

For one cause or another, it has become necessary to
impose restrictions upon the use of many commodities,
including not a few of the necessities of life.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Let's take care of the necessities first:
give people jobs,
and find a way to get us out of poverty.
- Eartha Kitt

Inflation is bringing us true democracy.
For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities
are selling at the same price.
- Robert Orben

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One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
- Carl Sandburg

For male and female alike, the bodies of the other
sex are messages signaling what we must do,
they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities.
- John Updike

Men aren't necessities.
They're luxuries.
- Cher

Relief organizations both large and small are coordinating deliveries of food,
clothing, water, and other basic necessities to those impacted by Katrina.
- Jo Bonner

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience,
not the lessons of retirement and leisure.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

We have to go in places no body would ever think of
going into were it not for the necessities of war.
- Joshua Chamberlain

Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.
- Aldous Huxley

Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature,
and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
- Baruch Spinoza

In the usual progress of things, the necessities of
a nation in every stage of its existence will be found
at least equal to its resources.
- Alexander Hamilton

Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
- Henry Ward Beecher

We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities
to the common denominator of securing the necessities
of life and providing for their abundance.
- Hannah Arendt

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

We hear of the wealth of nations, of the powers of production,
of the demand and supply of markets,
and we forget that these words mean no more,
if they mean any thing, then the happiness,
and the labor, and the necessities of men.
- Francis Wright

There can be no peace in the world so long as a large
proportion of the population lack the necessities of
life and believe that a change of the political and
economic system will make them available.
World peace must be based on world plenty.
- John Boyd Orr

We are beginning a new era in our government.
I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid
economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge
the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
- Andrew Jackson

No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities.
No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick.
And no one should have to live in constant fear that
a medical problem will become a financial crisis.
- Brad Henry

The historical experience of socialist countries has
sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away
with alienation but rather increases it,
adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency.
- Pope John Paul II

The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human
virtue and happiness they might originally project,
have invariably recognized it among their earliest
practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery,
and another portion as the site of a prison.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

It certainly is the duty of every true Christian,
to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world;
and as bound to use earthly blessings,
not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness,
but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities.
- Johann Arndt

Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the
necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship.
Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy,
are what constitute the pain of poverty.
- Alice Foote MacDougall

There is One Infinite Mind,
which of necessity includes all that is,
whether it be the intelligence in man,
the life in the animal,
or the invisible Presence which is God.
- Ernest Holmes

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

NECESSITY and URGENCY are twin poisons of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure,
has become very largely a commodity,
and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that
it is a social requirement,
too.
- Jan Morris

Work is a necessity for man.
Man invented the alarm clock.
- Pablo Picasso

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

Every man builds his world in his own image.
He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
- Ayn Rand

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

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

So we have a group within the office that is devoted
to support for the war fighter.
That's, of necessity, an operational and tactical level of concern.
- Stephen Cambone

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act,
and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
- Francis Quarles

But instead I usually say that, though it may surprise them,
I too believe in the necessity of organization.
- Robert Shea

The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't
allow the necessity of love.
See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.
- Maya Angelou

Necessity has the face of a dog.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Then certainly for a musician timing becomes something
that is immediately accessible as a concept,
because it's a necessity in ones everyday performance.
- Robert Fripp

In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity,
the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support,
but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work
for which they are fitted.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Good critical writing is measured by the perception
and evaluation of the subject;
bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining
the professional standing of the critic.
- Raymond Chandler

When mankind first saw the necessity of government,
it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling.
- Thomas Clarkson

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

As Plotinus tells us, we elected the body,
the parents, the place, and the circumstances that
suited the soul and that,
as the myth says, belongs to its necessity.
- James Hillman

Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity.
- Pindar

Good writers are of necessity rare.
- George Henry Lewes

Being a hooker does not mean being evil.
The same with a pick-pocket, or even a thief.
You do what you do out of necessity.
- Samuel Fuller

The free trade movement in the middle of the last century
represents the first conscious recognition of these
new circumstances and of the necessity to adapt to them.
- Christian Lous Lange

Necessity does the work of courage.
- Nicholas M. Butler

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity,
because his freedom is always won in his never wholly
successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
- Hannah Arendt

Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity,
the force of which is never known till it is felt,
and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

There has already been the karmic work:
that what life has transformed in me,
this initiation brought on, of necessity,
by trials.
- Isabelle Adjani

It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.
- Robert Motherwell

People without firmness of character love to make up a fate for themselves;
that relieves them of the necessity of having their
own will and of taking responsibility for themselves.
- Ivan Turgenev

Blanche is written with a terrible authority,
the authority that comes from artistic necessity when
the writer is compelled to write by his demon,
rather than by his agent or promoter.
- Paul Bailey

The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity
can no more be doubted than to hang a robber,
or kill a flea.
- John Adams

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

The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity.
- Grover Cleveland

Any biographer must of necessity become a pilgrim a peripatetic,
obsessed literary pilgrim, a traveler with four eyes.
- Leon Edel

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity;
for if man's power is increased,
the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.
- Madame de Stael

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
- Augustine of Hippo


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