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Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow. (Quote by - Dwight Eisenhower)

Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity, the force of which is never known till it is felt, and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it. (Quote by - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu)

Necessity is cruel, but it is the only test of inward strength. Every fool may live according to his own likings. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Necessity may render a doubtful act innocent, but it cannot make it praiseworthy (Quote by - Joseph Joubert)

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father. (Quote by - Roger von Oech)

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

Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of the tyrant and the creed of the slave. (Quote by - William Pitt)

The iron hand of necessity commands, and her stern decree is supreme law, to which the gods even must submit. In deep silence rules the uncounselled sister of eternal fate. Whatever she lays upon thee, endure; perform whatever she commands. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Necessity is the mistress and guardian of Nature. (Quote by - Leonardo da Vinci)

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. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity. (Quote by - Karl Marx)

Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination. (Quote by - Daniel Defoe)

Necessity takes impartially the highest and the lowest. (Quote by - Horace)

Not even the gods can withstand necessity (Quote by - Gerard Didier Erasmus)

Necessity is not an established fact, but rather an interpretation. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

Who, doomed to go in company with Pain And Fear and Bloodshed,--miserable train!-- Turns his necessity to glorious gain. (Quote by - William Wordsworth)

No picture of life can have any veracity that does not admit the odious facts. A man's power is hooped in by a necessity, which, by many experiments, he touches on every side, until he learns its arc. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Fate and necessity are unconquerable. (Quote by - Joseph Joubert)

Art is good when it springs from necessity. This kind of origin is the guarantee of its value; there is no other. (Quote by - Angela Carter)

Necessity is a violent school-mistress. (Quote by - Michael Eyquen de Montaigne)

Our necessities never equal our wants (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man. (Quote by - Nelson Algren)

Necessity urges desperate measures. (Quote by - Cervantes)

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. (Quote by - Hannah Arendt)

Stern is the visage of necessity. (Quote by - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller)


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