„It is a major defect of our present organized system and the economy of abundance that, without providing great goals, it has taken away some of the important real necessities, leaving people with nothing to do.
The void is soon filled. Behavior like going into debt on the installment plan, gives an artificial but then real necessity, something to do, paying up. This is the Rat Race, but I doubt that it would be run if people did not need its justifying necessity, for the commodities themselves are not that attractive.“

—  Paul Goodman, livro Growing Up Absurd

Fonte: Growing Up Absurd (1956), p. 154.

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1911 - 1972

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„Necessity gives the law without itself acknowledging one.“

—  Publilio Siro Latin writer

Maxim 444
Variant translation: Necessity knows no law except to conquer.
Necessitas non habet legem, "Necessity has no law", is apparently of medieval origin. See Necessity for further variants.
Original: (la) Necessitas dat legem non ipsa accipit.

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„Beauty has no obvious use; nor is there any clear cultural necessity for it. Yet civilization could not do without it.“

—  Sigmund Freud, livro O Mal-estar na Civilização

Fonte: 1920s, Civilization and Its Discontents (1929), Ch. 2, as translated by James Strachey, p.62

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„The luxuries of the present are the necessities of the future.“

—  John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher Royal Navy admiral of the fleet 1841 - 1920

Letter to Churchill, dated 16/1/1912, quoted in The World Crisis, Vol 1, 1911-14 (1923), Churchill, Thornton Butterworth (London), p. 139.
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„There is no doubt that we cannot do without variable quantities in the sense of the potential infinite. But from this very fact the necessity of the actual infinite can be demonstrated.“

—  Georg Cantor mathematician, inventor of set theory 1845 - 1918

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„Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.“

—  Euripidés, Helen

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