Beneficent spirals, operating by benign feedback, mean that everything needful is not required at once: each individual improvement is beneficial for the whole
Why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest? Punish a body which he could not please; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease? And all to leave what with his toil he won To that unfeathered two-legged thing, a son.john dryden
My whole life have I lived in pleasant thought, As if life's business were a summer mood; As if all needful things would come unsought To genial faith, still rich in genial good.william wordsworth
He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower,-Alike they’re needful to the flower;And joys and tears alike are sentTo give the soul fit nourishment.As comes to me or cloud or sun,Father! thy will, not mine, be done.sarah adams
A government, to afford the needful protection and exercise proper care for the welfare of a people, must have homogeneity in its constituents. It is this necessity which has divided the human race into separate nations, and finally has defeated the grandest efforts which conquerors have made to give unlimited extent to their domain.jefferson davis
The grace of God is the thing that is needful. One should pray for the grace of God.sarada devi
And reads, though running, all these needful motions.guillaume de salluste du bartas
As to the Income Tax, my opinion is that the needful revenue would be fairly and most fairly raised if paid by property, and by individuals in proportion to their property...A Property Tax should be an assessment upon all land and buildings, and canals and railroads, but not on property such as machinery, stock in trade, etc. The aristocracy have squeezed all they can out of the mass of the consumers, and now they lay their daring hands on those not wholly impoverished.john bright
Grace is given of God, but knowledge is bought in the market; Knowledge needful for all, yet cannot be had for the asking.arthur hugh clough
You are of all my friends the one who illustrates pragmatism in its most needful forms. You are a jewel of pragmatism.charles sanders peirce
There is grim irony in speaking of the freedom of contract of those who, because of their economic necessities, give their service for less than is needful to keep body and soul together.harlan f. stone
It is true that the successful quest for wisdom might lead to the result that wisdom is not the one thing needful. But this result would owe its relevance to the fact that it is the result of the quest for wisdom: the very disavowal of reason must be reasonable disavowal.leo strauss
One is ashamed to say how little is needed for all men to be delivered from those calamities which now oppress them; it is only needful not to lie.leo tolstoy
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.james russell lowell
But one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part which shall not be taken away from her.
You are of all my friends the one who illustrates pragmatism in its most needful forms. You are a jewel of pragmatism.
Oh, give Thine own sweet rest to me, That I may speak with soothing power A word in season, as from Thee, To weary ones in needful hour.
There is grim irony in speaking of the freedom of contract of those who, because of their economic necessities, give their service for less than is needful to keep body and soul together.
As you grow ready for it, somewhere or other you will find what is needful for you in a book.George MacDonald
The grace of God is the thing that is needful. One should pray for the grace of God.
Humility, what is it? It is a gracious gift of the Holy Ghost. It is the same disposition which the Psalmist called a " broken heart," and that consciousness of need which Jesus had in view when He said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit." So far as it has respect to God, it is that docility which is willing to learn what God teaches; that conscious penury, which is willing to accept whatever God proffers; that submission which is willing to do what God desires, and to endure whatever God deems needful.
Society is as needful to us as air or food. A child doomed to utter loneliness, growing up without sight or sound of human beings, would not put forth equal power with many brutes; and a man, never brought into contact with minds superior to his own, will probably run one and the same dull round of thought and action to the end of llfe.
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