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Motivational Unnecessary Quotes

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A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

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I thought then, and I think now, that the invasion of Iraq
was unnecessary and unjust.
And I think the premises on which it was launched were false.
- Jimmy Carter

Man's role is uncertain, undefined, and perhaps unnecessary.
- Margaret Mead

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher


 

A lot of people like snow.
I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
- Carl Reiner

Poverty is unnecessary.
- Muhammad Yunus

People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to,
but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation -
much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.
- Sarah Palin


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Government is an unnecessary evil.
Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior,
can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
- Fred Woodworth

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

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

I believe firmly in reconciliation among Vietnamese
to avoid unnecessary shedding of the blood of Vietnamese.
- Duong Van Minh

Now the thing is not to get into unnecessary quarrels
by talking too much and not to indicate any weakness by talking too much;
let our actions speak for themselves.
- Henry L. Stimson

A committee is a group of the unprepared,
appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.
- Fred Allen

Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary,
and Charity in all.
- Richard Baxter

If two people were exactly alike, one of them would be unnecessary.
- Larry Dixon

Changes are not only possible and predictable,
but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
- Gail Sheehy

The government is best which makes itself unnecessary.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt

I'm afraid that reason will triumph and that the world
will become a place where anyone who doesn't fit that will become unnecessary.
- David Byrne

The tax code is not the only area where the administration
is helping the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
It has spent $155 billion for an unnecessary war driven by fear.
- Dennis Kucinich

The need for Government is the need for force;
where force is unnecessary,
there is no need for Government.
- Rose Wilder Lane

We're all proud of the communities that we've built and are a part of,
but we shouldn't accept lost time and unnecessary stress when traveling in them.
- Melissa Bean

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
- Pablo Picasso

I love the semicolon; it's unnecessary,
but graceful and sophisticated.
- Brian P. Cleary

Until we respect bin Laden, we are going to die in
numbers that are probably unnecessary.
- Michael Scheuer

I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary.
Genetic mutations have always happened naturally,
anyway.
- James Lovelock

When a system of oppression has become institutionalized
it is unnecessary for individuals to be oppressive.
- Florynce R. Kennedy

Awards are so unnecessary, because I think we get so
much out of our work just by doing it.
The work is a reward in itself.
- Natalie Portman

A fancy watch, it's completely unnecessary.
I just need a watch to tell the right time.
- Judd Nelson

The war...
was an unnecessary condition of affairs,
and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom
had been practiced on both sides.
- Robert E. Lee

I never took hallucinogenic drugs because I never wanted
my consciousness expanded one unnecessary iota.
- Fran Lebowitz

What is necessary is possible, what we want is expensive.
What is unnecessary is unlikely.
- Robert Fripp

Advertising is totally unnecessary.
Unless you hope to make money.
- Jef I. Richards

Homelessness is a part of our American system.
There should be nothing wrong with this condition as
long as the individual is not sentenced to unnecessary
suffering and punishment.
- Jerzy Kosinski

I believe in keeping running simple and,
in regard to shoes, that would mean no gimmicks,
unnecessary cushioning, etc.
- Bill Rodgers

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary
so that the necessary may speak.
- Hans Hofmann

I saw a human pyramid once.
It was very unnecessary.
- Mitch Hedberg

Instead of generating either unnecessary alarm or a
false sense of security regarding these fundamental issues,
the best course is to empower people with the truth.
- Dick Thornburgh

To me an unnecessary action, or shot,
or casualty, was not only waste but sin.
- T. E. Lawrence

Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from
your mind what is unnecessary.
- Maurice Baring

I could have been more famous if I did all the glitzy things,
but celebrity always seemed so unnecessary.
- Enya

Conversation like television set on honeymoon...
unnecessary.
- Peter Sellers

Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious.
- Arthur Wellesley

With our Reserve and Guard units playing increasingly
important roles in the war on terror and in Iraq,
it is unacceptable to make them jump through any unnecessary hurdles.
- Pat Roberts

I suppose I've always carried what is regarded as a
bit of unnecessary baggage in Britain.
I've always carried the charge that I am an intellectual in politics.
- Chris Patten

Every economy is uncertain.
Referring to this or any economy as "uncertain" is
an unnecessary and pessimistic redundancy.
- Bo Bennett

Caring for children is a dance between setting appropriate
limits as caretakers and avoiding unnecessary power
struggles that result in unhappiness.
- Charlotte Davis Kasl

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
- Samuel Beckett

Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls
from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation
of our souls from worldly tempers,
vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares.
- William Law

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
Don't store unnecessary data, keep an eye on what's happening,
and don't take unnecessary risks.
- Chris Bell

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

When two men in business always agree,
one of them is unnecessary.
- Ezra Pound

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
- John Adams

I've learned, I think, to be able to distinguish between
the necessary and the unnecessary as far as my limited
outside time is concerned.
Saying "no" politely is a necessity if one wants to
lead any kind of stable life.
- Richard Chamberlain

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?
- Arthur Miller

In this most powerful nation in the world,
lack of access to health care should not force local and state governments,
companies and workers into bankruptcy,
while causing unnecessary illness and hospitalization.
- John Conyers

A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
a paragraph no unnecessary sentences,
for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary
lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
- William Strunk, Jr.

Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time,
attention and mental energy.
There is never any justification for things being complex
when they could be simple.
- Edward de Bono

It's a sad day when the leaders of the free world engage
in such deception and trickery.
I voted against this unnecessary war and will continue
to argue that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home.
- Major R. Owens

The world must be filled with unsuccessful musical careers like mine,
and it's probably a good thing.
We don't need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds.
Some of the professionals are bad enough.
- Andy Rooney

The real problem today is the ineffective and inconsistent
oversight of professional boxing,
which has led to continuing scandals,
controversies, unethical practices, and unnecessary
injuries and deaths in the sport.
- Charles W. Pickering

And here a most heinous charge is made,
that the nation has been burdened with unnecessary
expenses for the sole purpose of preventing the discharge
of our debts and the abolition of taxes.
- Robert Walpole

Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion,
in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements:
for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman,
that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist
us in the Attainment of it.
- Mary Astell

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.
- Anthony Trollope

The structural thinking I use in the concert hall is
unnecessary to most film projects,
and most film composers make better use of the enormous
range of pop and other materials and techniques required
of them than I probably would,
faced with the same challenge.
- John Corigliano

Vigorous writing is concise.
A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
a paragraph no unnecessary sentences,
for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary
lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
- William Strunk, Jr.

And it was back in the mid-1980s, and as I point out in a piece,
that was when we are spending about eight percent of
our gross domestic product on health care.
And even then, we had the impression that so much of the excessive,
aggressive medical treatment that took place at the
end of life was not only unnecessary but it was cruel.
- Richard Dooling

We wait here to meet the Provisional Revolutionary
Government of South Vietnam to discuss together a ceremony
of orderly transfer of power so as to avoid any unnecessary
bloodshed in the population.
- Duong Van Minh

All that a good government aims at...
is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the
force of its own unavoidable consequences,
and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social
inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities.
- James F. Cooper

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.
- Bea Arthur

It matters not what your individual position is on
either war we are currently prosecuting -
in Iraq or Afghanistan -
certainly we can all agree protesting at military funerals
is a cruel and unnecessary hardship on our military
families during their most difficult hour.
- Solomon Ortiz

People didn't always see a person with a disability
who had to use a ramp or elevator as people who have
been given unnecessary privileges.
But I run into that often now.
People are saying, 'Why do we have to go to great expense for these people?'
- Major Owens


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