A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.
Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens.
Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
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.
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious about any.
When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
The 'good' mother, with her fixed smile, her rigidity, her goody-goody outlook, her obsession with unnecessary hygiene, is in fact a fool. It is the 'bad' mother, unafraid of a joke and a glass of wine, richly self-expressive, scornful of suburban values, who is, in reality, good.
Poverty is unnecessary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
We can travel a long way in life and do many things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. it is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home.
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.
A drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
There's nothing wrong with a plan, but remember Von Moltke's famous dictum that no plan survives first contact with the enemy. The danger is a plan that seduces us into thinking failure is impossible and adaptation is unnecessary - a kind of ‘Titanic' plan, unsinkable (until it hits the iceberg).
The art of concentration is a continual letting go. We let go of what is inessential or distracting. We let go of a thought or a feeling, not because we are afraid of it or because we can’t bear to acknowledge it as a part of our experience; but, because it is UNNECESSARY.
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