65 Unnecessary Quotes On Success In Life

These Unnecessary quotes will motivate you. Unnecessary, if you describe something as unnecessary, you mean that it is not needed or does not have to be done.

Below you will find a collection of inspiring, happy, and encouraging Unnecessary quotes, Unnecessary sayings, and Unnecessary proverbs.

Best Unnecessary Quotes

  1. “A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” ~ Carl Reiner
  2. “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  3. “Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  4. “Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens.” ~ Peace Pilgrim
  5. “Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.” ~ Mark Twain

  6. “The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” ~ Hans Hofmann
  7. “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.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  8. “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  9. “Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious about any.” ~ Duke of Wellington
  10. “When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.” ~ Ezra Pound

  11. “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.” ~ Rachel Cusk
  12. “Poverty is unnecessary.” ~ Muhammad Yunus
  13. “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.” ~ Natalie Portman
  14. “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.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  15. “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.” ~ Jimmy Carter

  16. “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.” ~ Henry L. Stimson
  17. “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.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  18. “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.” ~ William Strunk, Jr.
  19. “A drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.” ~ William Strunk, Jr.

  20. “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.” ~ Peace Pilgrim
  21. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  22. “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).” ~ Tim Harford
  23. “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.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  24. “If the truth were self-evident, eloquence would be unnecessary.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  25. “Just like sweeping the streets, sweep the unnecessary things from your mind too; keep your mind clean!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  26. “True happiness is born of letting go of what is unnecessary.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  27. “If one has belief, knowledge is lacking. If one has knowledge, belief is unnecessary.” ~ David Eller
  28. “When we clutter our lives with imagined obligations, unnecessary activities, and distractions that only kill time, we dilute the power of our lives.” ~ Anne Katherine
  29. “Eliminate the unnecessary and focus on the substance.” ~ Tommy Ramone

  30. “Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.” ~ John Adams
  31. “Art is the exclusion of the unnecessary.” ~ Carl Andre
  32. “Science makes God unnecessary.” ~ Stephen Hawking
  33. “A word to the wise is — unnecessary.” ~ Evan Esar
  34. “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” ~ Desmond Tutu

  35. “Simplicity of living means meeting life face to face. It means confronting life clearly, without unnecessary distractions. It means being direct and honest in relationships of all kinds. It means taking life as it is.” ~ Duane Elgin
  36. “If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, This is the best season of your life.” ~ Wumen Huikai
  37. “Also when it is a case of only upholding some spiritual tenet, such as infant baptism, original sin, and unnecessary separation, then . . . we conclude that . . . the stubborn sectaries must be put to death.” ~ Martin Luther
  38. “But, all this while, I was giving myself very unnecessary alarm. Providence had meditated better things for me than I could possibly imagine for myself.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  39. “If two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary.” ~ Winston Churchill

  40. “A little consideration of what takes place around us every day would show us that a higher law than that of our will regulates events; that our painful labors are unnecessary and fruitless; that only in our easy, simple, spontaneous action are we strong . . . . Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which animates all whom it floats, and you are without effort impelled to truth, to right, and a perfect contentment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  41. “Read this and thought of you: Through joy and through sorrow, I wrote. Through hunger and through thirst, I wrote. Through good report and through ill report, I wrote. Through sunshine and through moonshine, I wrote. What I wrote it is unnecessary to say.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  42. “Yeah, on the records, the guitars are made melodic, and I try to make it memorable. There’s not much just wanking, to be honest – it’s mostly melodic parts. I try not to play too many notes. It’s just more instrumental music. It’s a totally valid criticism if you don’t like that kind of thing. It also is maybe a little anachronistic or unnecessary in a certain way.” ~ Stephen Malkmus
  43. “When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

  44. “After each perceived security crisis ended, the United States has remorsefully realized that the abrogation of civil liberties was unnecessary.” ~ William J. Brennan
  45. “If you’re making commercials which sell products which are unhealthy or which are unnecessary, I think that you are part of a system.” ~ Haskell Wexler
  46. “I don’t care about the word ‘art’ because it has been so discredited. So I want to get rid of it. There is an unnecessary adoration of ‘art’ today.” ~ Marcel Duchamp
  47. “One can’t prove that God doesn’t exist. But science makes God unnecessary. The laws of physics can explain the universe without the need for a creator.” ~ Stephen Hawking
  48. “Run lean; avoid unnecessary expenses.” ~ Richard Branson

  49. “Don’t ever think of bad things that could happen, and you’ll have a better chance of them never happening. Don’t ever think about doing something bad to someone, because depending on the intensity of your mind waves, something bad could really happen to them. Think love. Be love. Breathe only love, and love you shall be. When you stress out, things will stress out around you. Always control your thoughts and pacify any unnecessary stress. Control your vibrations and you are the master of your own harmony.” ~ Suzy Kassem
  50. “Honor was never taking the easy way when it was also the wrong one. Never telling a falsehood unless the truth was painful and unnecessary, or a lie was necessary to save others. Never manipulating the truth to serve only yourself. Protecting the weak and helpless; standing fast even when fear made you weak. Keeping your word.” ~ Mercedes Lackey
  51. “Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

  52. “Ever since roughly 1890, when snot poets first decided that rhyme was confining and unnecessary, every idiot with a pen fancied himself a poet. The mere act of rhyming was suddenly regarded as a quaint, mannered, and uncool atavism, consigning doggerelists like me to the trash bin of literary history.” ~ Gene Weingarten
  53. “With the black male as a teenager, where you’re coming from the ghettos and that kind of stuff, you’ve got to assert yourself, be macho, not let anybody walk over you, so that’s where all this unnecessary bullshit comes from – from egos. That’s why there are a lot of fights. That’s how come the whole thing with rap has been violent. It’s because of the male ego.” ~ Q-Tip
  54. “I think that systems that are based on employment are illogical and attempts to meet them create all sorts of unnecessary complexities.” ~ Kenneth Arrow

  55. “Ultimately, I don’t know if love is an organizing principle we choose or if it’s innate. I’m not sure the distinction matters to me much anymore; I just care about how we can reduce unnecessary suffering. I think that means learning to love in both the micro and the macro; engaging in ethical action at the level of intimacy and friendship, but also at the vocational level through our chosen work in the world, our right livelihood.” ~ C.E. Morgan
  56. “Society must cease to look upon ‘progress’ as something desirable. ‘Eternal Progress’ is a nonsensical myth. What must be implemented is not a ‘steadily expanding economy’, but a zero-growth economy, a stable economy. Economic growth is not only unnecessary but ruinous.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  57. “We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  58. “As Christians, we are tempted to make unnecessary concessions to those outside the faith. We give in too much. Now, I don’t mean that we should run the risk of making a nuisance of ourselves by witnessing at improper times, but there comes a time when we must show that we disagree.” ~ C. S. Lewis”Not only is it important for me to create a 100% cruelty-free brand, but also send out a very clear message to both consumers and companies out there: testing on animals in the name of beauty is cruel and unnecessary.” ~ Kat Von D
  59. “There are only four things in all cleaners – whether it’s shampoo, laundry detergent, whatever.You buy them in bulk and you mix them up properly, and they all work. It doesn’t matter if they call the stuff ecologically friendly or have dolphins diving around on the label – it still has these damn four things in it. Anything else is just unnecessary additions to make it smell good or color it blue when it goes down the toilet.” ~ Bill Mollison
  60. “America is constantly involved in unnecessary wars.” ~ Jimmy Carter

  61. “There is such a bias against people who have led successful and/or complicated lives. You know, the divestment of assets, the stripping of all kinds of positions, the sale of stocks. It just becomes very onerous and unnecessary.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  62. “I don’t like the way question marks look. They’re really ugly. They look like blots. At some other point in my life, I might have disliked them because I never knew how to properly apply them. Also commas, and whether they were outside the quote or inside the quote – that all seemed like an unnecessary pain in the ass.” ~ John Edgar Wideman
  63. “I stay away from Speedos. That would cause me absolutely unnecessary publicity.” ~ Luke Evans

  64. “Even though a definite article is supposed to bring something into focus, Donald Trump uses it in a very general way. It’s seen by many observers as a kind of racial distancing. Often using that article seems unnecessary. [But] it is serving some function, which is to represent a group collectively rather than as individuals.” ~ Ben Zimmer
  65. “When I used to wash my hair with a two-for-one shampoo and conditioner, I would wash it twice, which is completely unnecessary, because that’s the point – it’s one bottle. Because I used to have the shampoo, that’s one, conditioner, one. I did the same thing, even though it was two-in-one. I was corrected in my mid-20s by my girlfriend at the time, who laughed at me and said how stupid that was.” ~ Hari Kondabolu

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