Favorite Quotations ~ Necessity More Classic Literature

"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary." ~ Winston Churchill

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Make a virtue of necessity. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer

If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress. ~ David Rockefeller

Necessity is the mother of invention. ~ Plato

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

The essential building block is...the true love that is impossible to define for those who have never experienced it and unnecessary to define for those who have. ~ Isaac Asimov

Necessity never made a good bargain. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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

It seems necessary to completely shed the old skin before the new, brighter, stronger, more beautiful one can emerge. . . I never thought Id be getting a life lesson from a snake! ~ Julie Ridge

Necessity does everything well. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The superfluous is very necessary. ~ Voltaire

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. ~ Pablo Picasso

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education. ~ Maya Angelou

It is not int he still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed... The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. All history will convince you of this, and that wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues. ~ Abigail Adams

Make yourself necessary to somebody. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We do what only lovers can: make a gift out of necessity. ~ Leonard Cohen