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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.
Mary Wortley Montagu
In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.
From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind.
The necessity of every one paying in his own labor for what he consumes, affords the only legitimate and effectual check to excessive luxury, which has so often ruined individuals, states and empires; and which has now brought almost universal bankruptcy upon us.
Jay-Z is as politically correct as some of the politicians. He's safe. There's points when you're acquiring financing, you make adjustments. He's made those adjustments. It's his choice. For me, it's not a necessity.
One of the really positive things about minority government is that there is the necessity to broker policy positions. What happens is you get a hybrid of what a single party might do. And I don't think that is a bad thing.
But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity.
Necessity is laid upon us. We must fight. There are no promises in the Lord Jesus Christ's epistles to the seven churches, except to those who 'overcome.' Where there is grace, there will be conflict. The believer is a soldier. There is no holiness without a warfare. Saved souls will always be found to have fought a fight.
J. C. Ryle
Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an historical necessity, but, so too, the rising of the working class against it. Capital is an historical necessity, but, so too, its grave digger, the socialist proletariat.
In science, a healthy skepticism is a professional necessity, whereas in religion, having belief without evidence is regarded as a virtue.
If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.
As far as military necessity will permit, religiously respect the constitutional rights of all.
George B. McClellan
The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else - men, guns, ammunition.
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
Thomas A. Edison
Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.
God, from a beautiful necessity, is Love.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Necessity, the mother of invention.
Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
Henry David Thoreau
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Hip-hop was created out of necessity. We needed to create some digitized things to help us understand what we were feeling.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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