Work is a necessity for man. A horse does not go between the shafts of its own accord. Man invented the alarm clock.
They might not need me — yet they might —
I’ll let my Head be just in sight —
A smile as small as mine might be
Precisely their necessity —
Restlessness is discontent — and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show you a failure.
Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature. Necessity is the theme and the inventress, the eternal curb and law of nature.
Immortal is an ample word
When what we need is by
But when it leaves us for a time
‘Tis a necessity.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don’t know where I would be without it.
For me work is an absolute necessity, indeed I can’t really drag it out, I take no more pleasure in anything than in work, that’s to say, pleasure in other things stops immediately and I become melancholy if I can’t get on with the work.