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Necessity Quotes


These are some of the best 'Necessity' quotations and sayings.

A people never fairly begins to prosper till necessity is treading on its heels. The growing want of room is one of the sources of civilization. Population is power, but it must be a population that, in growing, is made daily apprehensive of the morrow.

And with necessity, the tyrant's plea, excused his devilish deeds.

It is observed in the golden verses of Pythagoras, that power is never far from necessity. The vigor of the human mind quickly appears when there is no longer any place for doubt and hesitation, when diffidence is absorbed in the sense of danger, or overwhelmed by some resistless passion.

Necessity has no law.

Necessity is always the first stimulus to industry, and those who conduct it with prudence, perseverance, and energy will rarely fail. Viewed in this light, the necessity of labor is not a chastisement, but a blessing, - the very root and spring of all that we call progress in individuals and civilization in nations.

Necessity is often the spur to genius.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

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

Necessity makes even the timid brave.

Necessity may render a doubtful act innocent, but it cannot make it praise­worthy.

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.

Necessity, that great refuge and excuse for human frailty, breaks through all law; and he is not to be accounted in fault whose crime is not the effect of choice, but force.

Necessity, the mother of invention.

The argument of necessity is not only the tyrant's plea, but the patriot's defense, and the safety of the state.

The best teacher one can have is necessity.

There is no virtue like necessity.

We cannot conquer fate and necessity, yet we can yield to them in such a manner as to be greater than if we could.

What fate imposes, men must needs abide; it boots not to resist both wind and tide.

What was once to me mere matter of the fancy, now has grown to be the necessity of heart and life.