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Necessity never made a good bargain

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Necessity takes impartially the highest and the lowest. [Lat., Aequa lege necessitas Sortitur insignes et imos.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Carmina (III, 1, 14)

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My steps have pressed the flowers, That to the Muses' bowers The eternal dews of Helicon have given: And trod the mountain height, Where Science, young and bright, Scans with poetic gaze the midnight-heaven. Yet have I found no power to vie With thine, severe necessity!

Thomas Love Peacock Quotes , Source: Necessity

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Omission to do what is necessary Seals a commission to a blank of danger; And danger, like an ague, subtly taints Even then when we sit idly in the sun.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Patroclus at III, iii)

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Necessity is the mother of invention.

Jonathan Swift Quotes

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Necessity has no law.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Necessity is stronger far than art.

Aeschylus Quotes , Source: Prometheus Chained (l. 513)

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Necessity is the last and strongest weapon. [Lat., Necessitas ultimum et maximum telum est.]

Titus Livy Quotes , Source: Annales (IV, 28)

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Learn on how little man may live, and how small a portion nature requires. [Lat., Discite quam parvo liceat producere vitam, Et quantum natura petat.]

Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) Quotes , Source: Pharsalia (IV, 377)

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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 Quotes

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Our necessities are few but our wants are endless.

Josh Billings Quotes

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Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.

Karl Marx Quotes

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The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

Dante ("Dante Alighieri") Quotes , Source: Inferno (XII, 87)

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So spake the Fiend, and with necessity, The tyrant's plea, excused his devilish deed.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 393)

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Necessity makes even the timid brave. [Lat., Necessitas etiam timidos fortes facit.]

Sallust (Caius Sallustius Crispus) Quotes , Source: Catilina (58)

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Necessity--thou best of peacemakers, As well as surest prompter of invention.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Peveril of the Peak (heading of ch. XXVI)

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

Jonathan Schattke Quotes

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Make yourself necessary to somebody.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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The chalice is ephemeral. Jesus' blood eternal.

Saiom Shriver Quotes

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Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.

Euripides Quotes

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Necessity never made a good bargain.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.

Euripides Quotes

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Without death and decay, how could life go on?

John Burroughs Quotes

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Make yourself necessary to somebody.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Necessity is the author of change

Tim Hansel Quotes

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