Quotation Explorer - 'Unnecessary'

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C. S. Lewis
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give values to survival. - Alice Duer Miller
Eliminate all unnecessary negativity from your life and watch it change for the better. - Tanya Masse
A good pastor knows how to trust people and how to give them authority to fulfill all kinds of tasks. He tries to make himself unnoticed and unnecessary. Don’t be indispensable! - Pastor Adelaja Sunday
Be systematically heroic in little unnecessary points, do every day or two something for no other reason than its difficulty, so that, when the hour of need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved or untrained to stand the test. - Daniel Akst
When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's [children's] minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
When you give certain unnecessary people the reason and permission to oppose you, give them the power and strength to oppose you - Ernest Agyemang Yeboahg Yeboah
A mother is not a person to lean on but person to make leaning unnecessary.
Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.
Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.
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
Each word seemed to me an unnecessary stain on silence of nothingness. - Samuel Beckett
To attempt to increase the wealth of any country, either by introducing or by detaining in it an unnecessary quantity of gold and silver, is as absurd as it would be to attempt to increase the good cheer of private families by obliging them to keep an unnecessary number of kitchen utensils. - Adam Smith
I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate on the same frequency there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk. - Joquesse Eugenia
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary. - Dorothy C. Fisher
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... it has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival. - C. S. Lewis
A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes unnecessary. - Ingrid Bergman
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. - Oscar Wilde
Freedom of speech is unnecessary if the people to whom it is granted do not think for themselves. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Every unnecessary law helps fashion the noose we will ultimately be hung by. - A.E. Samaan
A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. - Carl Reiner
One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways. - Bertrand Russell
your Life is cover by only one word 'IS', everything else is Just Unnecessary Happening By Your Mind. - Sushil Singh
The day you give priority to bogus ethics over human reactions, you become a loser. Human reactions are priceless. Rules should never, ever stifle emotions. Tennis is a very human game facing a great danger that it will be strangulated in a cat's cradle of unnecessary or inhumane rules. - Ted Tinling
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Thinking outside of the box is unnecessary when there are no boxes in your imagination. - Matshona Dhliwayo
To base the unexplainabilty and the immense wonder of nature onto an other miracle (God) is unnecessary and not acceptable for any serious thinker.[Diary entry, 1971] - Fritz Zwicky
One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'. - Winston S. Churchill
Just like sweeping the streets, sweep the unnecessary things from your mind too; keep your mind clean! - Mehmet Murat ildan
When mores are sufficient, laws are unnecessary; when mores are insufficient, laws are unenforceable. - Émile Durkheim
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness. - Samuel Beckett
I never took hallucinogenic drugs because I never wanted my consciousness expanded one unnecessary iota. - Fran Lebowitz
When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. - William Wrigley Jr.
To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the paredón [execution wall]. - Ernesto Che Guevara
Sky is grey, vegetation is plastic, and mankind is pale, for we have spent our days conceiving unnecessary tools for our arousal, and so we hide the nakedness of nature with brutal machinnes. - Shawn Lukas
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the full value of time and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
Life can be hard at times. People can be hard on each other. Being hard on yourself is completely unnecessary. - Ron Baratono
When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind. - Cicero
Stress is unnecessary and unnecessary stress is very unnecessary. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
Unnecessary violence against animals is a heinous crime. Be a voice for those who do not have one. - Debasish Mridha
The easiest way to avoid doing any quality work is to either idle time on unnecessary debate only or create ruckus jointly in the house. - Anuj Somany
Fear is unnecessary cargo when sailing to success. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Guilty feelings about clothes are totally unnecessary. A lot of people earn their living by making clothes, so you should never feel bad. - Karl Lagerfeld
It is unfortunate that for some, kindness is an unwarranted expenditure, compassion an avoidable weakness, and love an unnecessary gamble. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious about any. - Arthur Wellesley
Never tell an unnecessary lie; the truth has great authority. The cleverest murders have been caught, not because they told the one essential lie, but because they continued to lie about unimportant detail when the truth could have done them no harm. - P.D. James
Look," she said, and just that. That was the only time she opened her mouth, because she wanted to say something unnecessary, something that wouldn't be important or memorable, so I wouldn't have to remember her voice.We looked at the veil then, the thing that had turned her this way, and we smiled. - Willa Valentine
Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities. - Mark Twain
Unnecessary bureaucracy hinders creativity, growth, justice and the attainment of peace. - Widad Akreyi
The matter came up for judicial investigation, but as might have been expected, the white people concluded it was unnecessary to wait the result of the investigation—that it was preferable to hang the accused first and try him afterward. - Ida B. Wells-Barnett
People build defenses around a weakness, not around strength. Where self-esteem is strong, a defense is unnecessary. - David W. Earle
Eat before shopping. If you go to the store hungry, you are likely to make unnecessary purchases. - American Heart Association Cookbook
Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation. - Gail Sheehy
Unnecessary Counter arguments. Can expose your ignorance and stupidity. - Talees Rizvi
Unnecessary spending makes another man rich and another man poor. - Cyc Jouzy
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