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59 Necessity Quotes

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

Georg C. Lichtenberg Quotes

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

Roger von Oech Quotes

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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

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Necessity dispenseth with decorum.

Thomas Fuller, M. D. Quotes

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The art of our necessities is strange, That can make vile things precious.

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

William Pitt Quotes

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Necessity knows no law except to conquer.

Publilius Syrus 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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