World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 Necessity Quotes, Quotations, and Sayings
59 Necessity Quotes

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

Dwight David Eisenhower Quotes

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Thanne is it wysdom, as thynketh me, To maken vertu of necessite, And take it weel, that we may not eschu, And namely that that to us alle is due.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Canterbury Tales (l. 2,182), The Knight's Tale

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.

Oliver Cromwell Quotes , Source: Speeches--To Parliament

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

It is necessity and not pleasure that compels us. [It., Necessita c'induce, e non diletto.]

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

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Art imitates nature, and necessity is the mother of invention.

Richard Franck Quotes , Source: Northern Memoirs (p. 52)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

To make necessity a virtue (a virtue of necessity). [Lat., Necessitatem in virtutem commutarum.]

Hadrianus Julius Quotes , Source: Addition to Adages of Erasmus

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

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

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

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

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)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

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)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Necessity is a violent school-mistress. [Fr., C'est une violente maistresse d'eschole que la necessite.]

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes , Source: Essays (bk. I, 47)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

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

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

He who would eat the kernel, must crack the shell. [Lat., Qui e nuce nucleum esse vult, frangat nucem.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Curculio (I, 1, 55)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Necessity when threatening is more powerful than device of man. [Lat., Efficacior omni arte imminens necessitas.]

Quintus Curtius Rufus (Curtis Rufus Quintus) Quotes , Source: De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni (IV, 3, 23)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Stern is the visage of necessity. [Ger., Ernst ist der Anblick der Nothwendigkeit.]

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Quotes , Source: Wallenstein's Tod (I, 4, 45)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

It is in these useless and superfluous things that I am rich and happy.

Scopas Quotes , Source: in Plutarch's "Life of Cato"

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

It is bad to live for necessity; but there is no necessity to live in necessity. [Lat., Malum est necessitati vivere; sed in necessitate vivere necessitas nulla est.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: Epistles (58)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Now we sit close about this taper here And call in question our necessities.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Brutus at IV, iii)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

No, rather I abjure all roofs, and choose To wage against the emnity o' th' air, To be a comrade with the wolf and owl, Necessity's sharp pinch.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (King Lear at II, iv)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

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 Quotes

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

An extravagance is something that your spirit thinks is a necessity.

Bern Williams Quotes

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Men try to run life according to their wishes; life runs itself according to necessity.

Jean Toomer Quotes

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

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

Georg C. Lichtenberg Quotes

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.

Roger von Oech Quotes

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention -- invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.

Agatha Christie Quotes

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes