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Necessity is stronger far than art.

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

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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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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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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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Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.

Euripides Quotes

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Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.

Euripides 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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Necessity hath no law. Feigned necessities, imaginary necessities, are the greatest cozenage men can put upon the Providence of God, and make pretences to break known rules by.

Oliver Cromwell Quotes , Source: Speeches--To Parliament

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The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

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

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Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

William Pitt, Earl of Chatham Quotes , Source: Speeches--The India Bill

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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 never made a good bargain.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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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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Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Necessity never made a good bargain

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife

Jonathan Schattke Quotes

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Necessity is the mother of "taking chances"

Mark Twain Quotes

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Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation.

Friedrich Nietzsche 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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