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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Necessity (36 Quotations)

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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

 

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We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity.
~ Albert Camus

 

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Arguably the only goods people need these days are food and happiness.
~ Sir Terence Conran

 

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Necessity has no law.
~ Oliver Cromwell

 

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Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word.
~ Elizabeth I

 

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By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Make yourself necessary to somebody.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Necessity does everything well.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
~ Euripides

 

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

 

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Necessity never made a good bargain.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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To hard necessity ones will and fancy must conform.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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Necessity is the author of change.
~ Tim Hansel

 

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The necessary has never been man's top priority. The passionate pursuit of the nonessential and the extravagant is one of the chief traits of human uniqueness. Unlike other forms of life, man's greatest exertions are made in the pursuit not of necessities but of superfluities.
~ Eric Hoffer

 

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Fact I know; and Law I know; but what is this Necessity, save an empty shadow of my own mind's throwing?
~ Thomas H. Huxley

 

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If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

 

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It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don't have to.
~ Walter Linn

 

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Nothing is necessary except God, and nothing is less necessary than pain.
~ Joseph De Maistre

 

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

 

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