Necessity Quotes

Necessity has no law. Francis Rabelais

Necessity is the mother of taking chances. Mark Twain

Necessity does the work of courage. George Eliot

Necessity is the mother of invention’ is a silly proverb. ‘Necessity is the mother of futile dodges’ is much nearer the truth. Alfred North Whitehead

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 Elder

Necessity, the mother of invention. George Farquhar

Great necessities call out great virtues. Abigail Adams

Necessity may well be called the mother of invention – but calamity is the test of integrity. Samuel Richardson

Manhood begins when we have in any way made truce with Necessity; begins even when we have surrendered to Necessity, as the most part only do; but begins joyfully and hopefully only when we have reconciled ourselves to Necessity; and thus, in reality, triumphed over it, and felt that in Necessity we are free. Thomas Carlyle

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. Saint Augustine