Quotes by necessities

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  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Beauty rests on necessities.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    For male and female alike, the bodies of the other sex are messages signaling what we must do - they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
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    Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
    Abigail Adams
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    Great necessities call out great virtues.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.
  • Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton
    American statesman 1757-1804
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    In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our necessities but of their advantages.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
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    Knowledge both enlarges and multiplies our Desires, and the fewer things a Man wishes for, the more easily his Necessities may be supply'd.
    Source: The Fable of the Bees An Essay on Charity, and Charity-Schools, p. 328
  • Cher
    Cher
    American singer and actress 1946-
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    Men aren't necessities. They're luxuries.
  • Brad Henry
    Brad Henry
    American lawyer and politician 1963-
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    No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities. No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick. And no one should have to live in constant fear that a medical problem will become a financial crisis.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
    Baruch Spinoza
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    Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
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