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Necessity Quotes

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.

Author: Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)

Profession: German-born American Political Philosopher

We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

Arguably the only goods people need these days are food and happiness.

Author: Sir Terence Conran (1931)

Profession: British Businessman, Designer

Necessity has no law.

Author: Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)

Profession: Parliamentarian General, Lord Protector of England

Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word.

Author: Elizabeth I (1533-1603)

Profession: Queen of England and Ireland (1558--1603)

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.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Make yourself necessary to somebody.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Necessity does everything well.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

We do what we must, and call it by the best names.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

To hard necessity ones will and fancy must conform.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Necessity is the author of change.

Author: Tim Hansel

Profession:

The necessary has never been man's top priority. The passionate pursuit of the nonessential and the extravagant is one of the chief traits of human uniqueness. Unlike other forms of life, man's greatest exertions are made in the pursuit not of necessities but of superfluities.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher