Necessity Quotes

Most popular necessity quotes

Necessity never made a good bargain.


Necessity is the mother of invention.


Necessity is harsh. Fate has no reprieve.


Necessity saves us the trouble of choosing.
Ability and necessity dwell near each other.


Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity.


The true creator is necessity, who is the mother of our invention.


Against necessity, against its strength, no one can fight and win.
What throws a monkey wrench in
A fella's good intention?
That nasty old invention—


I don't know if fury can compete with necessity as the mother of invention, but I recommend it.

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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.


When grubbing for necessities man is still an animal.  He becomes uniquely human when he reaches out for the superfluous and extravagant.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention—invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness.  To save oneself trouble.