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The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

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It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

 

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure
but to be determined not to fail.
- Jimmy Carter

Dreams are necessary to life.
- Anais Nin


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Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Perspective is both a necessary
and a sufficient ground for wisdom.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

There are no guarantees.
From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.
From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
- Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as
a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

Don't be dismayed by good-byes.
A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.
- Richard Bach

If human beings are fundamentally good,
no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad,
any government, being composed of human beings,
would be bad also.
- Fred Woodworth

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought;
what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
- Thomas Aquinas

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability,
experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.
- Fred Perry

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of
the hygiene of older people,
and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
- Logan P. Smith

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is necessary to help others,
not only in our prayers,
but in our daily lives.
If we find we cannot help others,
the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy.
First, let her think she's having her own way.
And second, let her have it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

It is not enough to say we must not wage war.
It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
- James Madison

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state,
an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
- Richard Whately

A man who suffers before it is necessary,
suffers more than is necessary.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil,
but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
- Margaret Mead

Philanthropy is commendable,
but it must not cause the philanthropist
to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice
which make philanthropy necessary.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others
see things as you see them.
- Aristotle Onassis

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
- Calvin Coolidge

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

The world is governed more by appearance than realities
so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
- Daniel Webster

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living,
it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
- Dr. Seuss

One should respect public opinion insofar
as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison,
but anything that goes beyond this
is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
- Bertrand Russell

Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring,
perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate,
simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all
things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.
- Lord Chesterfield

The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities
is not a proof of their vitally necessary character.
The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality,
but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.
- Wilhelm Reich

As of essential importance in town churches which are
not at all equally necessary in the country.
- George Edmund Street

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.
- Bernard Meltzer

Thus it is necessary to commence from an inescapable duality:
the finite is not the infinite.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

The Palestinian Authority refuses on an ongoing basis
to take the necessary steps to prevent terrorists from getting into Israel.
- David Baker

In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things,
liberty; in all things, charity.
- Anne Baxter

It is just not enough to strengthen the secret services
for the fight against terrorism but it's also necessary
to advance dialogue between cultures.
- Horst Koehler

I always hated to throw a guy out of a game but sometimes
it was necessary to keep order.
- Cal Hubbard

People can't draw now and don't feel it's necessary.
Art students don't seem to want to draw.
- Jonathan Miller

Order is a necessary condition for anything the human mind is to understand.
- Rudolf Arnheim

While it is true that we must seek value added industries
like food processing plants and call center operations,
we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile.
- Alan Autry

Vanity is a vital aid to nature: completely and absolutely necessary to life.
It is one of nature's ways to bind you to the earth.
- Elizabeth Smart

A necessary consequent of religious belief is the attaching
ideas of merit to that belief,
and of demerit to its absence.
- Francis Wright

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary
for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
- William Ralph Inge

I believe the military should be wary of diplomacy until war is declared;
then the State Department should keep its nose out
and let the military do whatever is necessary to win.
- Stuart Symington

The oppressed never free themselves -
they do not have the necessary strengths.
- Clare Boothe Luce

No one with a body full of aliments can have a luminous
soul and other intellectual faculties.
It is necessary to care for the body if we wish the
spirit to function normally.
- Michael Servetus

I recently formed a foundation to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
I feel it's very necessary that men be more aware about
prostate cancer and their health in general.
- Herbie Mann

Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child.
They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it.
The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
- Elias Canetti

We are a conquering race.
We must obey our blood and occupy new markets and if necessary new lands.
- Albert J. Beveridge

It's necessary to be slightly underemployed if you
are to do something significant.
- James D. Watson

Stupidly it should not be.
It should be also nice.
One must get along with that.
Is however not necessary.
- Karl Lagerfeld


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