Quotes: necessary

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  • Diane Ackerman
    Diane Ackerman
    American poet, essayist, savage and naturalist 1948-
    Diane Ackerman
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    Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
  • Anais Nin
    Anais Nin
    French-born American Novelist, Dancer 1914-1977
    Anais Nin
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    Dreams are necessary to life.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
  • A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
  • Finley Peter Dunne
    Finley Peter Dunne
    American Journalist, Humorist 1867-1936
    Finley Peter Dunne
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    Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
    Edmund Burke
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    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
  • Bernard Meltzer
    Bernard Meltzer
    American professor 1914-
    Bernard Meltzer
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    Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.
  • Henry Ford
    Henry Ford
    American industrialist 1863-1947
    Henry Ford
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    Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
  • Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman
    American economist 1912-
    Milton Friedman
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    History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.
  • Tom Landry
    Tom Landry
    American football player and coach 1924-
    Tom Landry
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    I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
    Christian Nevell Bovee
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    No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    The world can doubtless never be well known by theory: practice is absolutely necessary; but surely it is of great use to a young man, before he sets out for that country, full of mazes, windings, and turnings, to have at least a general map of it, made by some experienced traveler.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
    Henry Ward Beecher
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    To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
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