Quotes: indispensable

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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    A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men.
  • Malcolm X
    Malcolm X
    American activist 1925-1965
    Malcolm X
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    Armed with the knowledge of our past, we can with confidence charter a course for our future. Culture is an indispensable weapon in the freedom struggle. We must take hold of it and forge the future with the past.
    Source: By any means necessary (1992)
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don't worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche.
  • Pat Riley
    Pat Riley
    American basketball coach 1945-
    Pat Riley
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    Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.
  • Bhagat Singh
    Bhagat Singh
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    Compromise is not such ignoble and deplorable a thing as we generally think. It is rather an indispensable factor in the political strategy. Any nation that rises against the oppressors is bound to fail in the beginning and to gain partial reforms during the medieval period of its struggle through compromises.
  • Og Mandino
    Og Mandino
    American author 1923-1996
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    Deliver more than you are getting paid to do. The victory of success will be half won when you learn the secret of putting out more than is expected in all that you do. Make yourself so valuable in your work that eventually you will become indispensable.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
  • Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom.
    Source: Judicial opinions Palko v. Connecticut, 302 U.S. 319, 327, (1937).
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
    Thomas B. Macaulay
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    Generalization is necessary to the advancement of knowledge; but particularly is indispensable to the creations of the imagination. In proportion as men know more and think more they look less at individuals and more at classes. They therefore make better theories and worse poems.
  • Alexis Carrel
    Alexis Carrel
    French surgeon and biologist 1873-1944
    Alexis Carrel
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    Hard conditions of life are indispensable to bringing out the best in human personality.
  • Erik H. Erikson
    Erik H. Erikson
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    Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.
  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas Mann
    German Author, Critic 1875-1955
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    I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don't know where I would be without it.
  • Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel
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    I said, yet again, for Germany, Europe is not only indispensable, it is part and parcel of our identity. We've always said German unity, European unity and integration, that's two parts of one and the same coin. But we want, obviously, to boost our competitiveness.
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