Quotes: unnecessary

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  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
  • 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.
  • Carl Reiner
    Carl Reiner
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    A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
  • A mother is not a person to lean on but person to make leaning unnecessary.
  • Bob Beauprez
    Bob Beauprez
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    As state and federal lawmakers debate the country's energy policies and Colorado's role in the ever-expanding energy economy, let's hope they remember that unnecessary regulations stifle growth while doing nothing for public safety or health.
  • Bill James
    Bill James
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    Baseball does become slow sometimes. It's totally unnecessary. The - you can play baseball fast. You can play it slow, and for some reason, we have chosen to play it slow, you know, which is unfortunate, but nothing you can do about.
  • Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington
    Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington
    Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman 1769-1852
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    Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious.
  • 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.
  • William Zinsser
    William Zinsser
    American writer, editor, literary critic, and teacher 1922-2005
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    Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon.
  • Bo Bennett
    Bo Bennett
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    Every economy is uncertain. Referring to this or any economy as 'uncertain' is an unnecessary and pessimistic redundancy.
  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
    Source: Letter to Abigail Adams, 19-05-1794
  • Bea Arthur
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    I... was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women's movement. And I wasn't at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me.
  • Boris Johnson
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    If we get outside the EU, if we leave the EU system, we will be relieved of a huge amount of unnecessary regulation that is holding this country back. We will be able to set our own priorities, make our own laws and set our own tax policies to suit the needs of this country. We have a huge opportunity also to make people's votes count for more.
  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man's interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement.
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
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    It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not?
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