Arguably the only goods people need these days are food and happiness.

Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.

By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.

Fact I know; and Law I know; but what is this Necessity, save an empty shadow of my own mind's throwing?

Foul water will quench fire.

If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger.

It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don't have to.

Make yourself necessary to somebody.

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.

Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word.

Nature must obey necessity. [Julius Caesar]

Necessity does everything well.

Necessity has no law.

Necessity has the face of a dog.

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.

Necessity is not an established fact, but rather an interpretation.

Necessity is the author of change.

Necessity is the mother of attraction.

Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true — but it's father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife.

Necessity is the mother of taking chances.

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