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This page is for quotations on the theme of Necessity, and "the Necessary".

  • Not even the gods fight against necessity. ~ Simonides
  • Necessity is stronger far than art. ~ Aeschylus
  • It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself. ~ Salvador Dalí
  • Necessity is the last and strongest weapon.
    • Necessitas ultimum et maximum telum est. ~ Livy
  • Wherever it is impossible for us to recognize the law of necessity, we believe we are free. ~ Ludwig Börne
    • "Wo wir unfähig sind, die Gesetze der Notwendigkeit zu erkennen, da glauben wir, frei zu sein."

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