Sell also: essential, necessity, requirement, requisite
• Noun: anything indispensable; examples: "food and shelter are necessities of life", "the essentials of the good life", "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions", "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"
• Adj: absolutely essential
• Adj: unavoidably determined by prior circumstances; example: "the necessary consequences of one's actions"
It is necessary to posit something which is necessary of itself, and has no cause of its necessity outside of itself but is the cause of necessity in other things. And all people call this thing God.
To solve a problem it is necessary to think. It is necessary to think even to decide what facts to collect.
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.
There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.
Marxism conceives of the new system of socialism as the necessary outcome of all previous history made possible and necessary only by that previous history.
Everything that is necessary is also easy. You just have to accept it. And the most necessary, the most natural matter on this planet is death.
Gladio had been necessary during the days of the Cold War but, in view of the collapse of the East Block, Italy would suggest to Nato that the organisation was no longer necessary.
True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary.
People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.
It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.
Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love - to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved.
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
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.
It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily; but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably.
What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
We think that the Kyoto protocol is a necessary document, necessary process. I am convinced that we will agree to disagree about substance.