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#1. The mistake we have made in our lives is that over and over again we've run into the needful moment and then failed to learn its higher lesson. We don't like needful moments and therefore we resist them. - Author: Guy Finley
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#2. It is like his Father, too, not to withhold good wine because men abuse it. Enforced virtue is unworthy of the name. That men may rise above temptation, it is needful that they should have temptation. It is the will of him who makes the grapes and the wine. - Author: George MacDonald
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#3. For the Lord aimed for him to do and not to spend too much time thinking, because his brain it's like a piece of machinery: it won't stand a whole lot of racking. It's best when it all runs along the same, doing the day's work and not no one part used no more than needful. - Author: William Faulkner
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#4. If we sleep more than is needful for the refreshment of the body, it is wasting the time with which the Lord has entrusted us as a talent, to be used for his glory, for our own benefit, and the benefit of the saints and the unbelievers around us. - Author: George Muller
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#5. We want many things. But few things is needful. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#6. As you grow ready for it, somewhere or other you will find what is needful for you in a book. - Author: George MacDonald
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#7. more needful that my heart should swell with loving admiration at some trait of gentle goodness in the faulty people who sit at the same hearth with me, or - Author: George Eliot
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#8. How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become - to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being. - Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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#9. You must have this charm to reach the pinnacle. It is made of everything and of nothing, the striving will, the look, the walk, the proportions of the body, the sound of the voice, the ease of the gestures. It is not at all necessary to be handsome or to be pretty; all that is needful is charm. - Author: Sarah Bernhardt
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#10. Not until each loom is silent, And the shuttles cease to fly, Will God unroll the pattern And explain the reason why The dark threads are as needful In the Weaver's skillful hand, As the threads of gold and silver For the pattern which He planned. - Author: Lettie B. Cowman
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#11. 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. - Author: Harlan F. Stone
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#12. Of the things which nourish the imagination, humour is one of the most needful, and it is dangerous to limit or destroy it. - Author: John Millington Synge
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#13. Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy. - Author: Helen Hunt Jackson
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#14. Remember how the Lord rebukes Martha when He says: 'You are anxious and troubled about many things: one thing alone is needful' (Lk. 10:41-42) ? to hear the divine word; after that, one should be content with anything that comes to hand. - Author: Evagrius Ponticus
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#15. The grace of God is the thing that is needful. One should pray for the grace of God. - Author: Sarada Devi
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#16. Do not fret under such assistance as is needful; therein lies one great grace of poverty. It were overambitious to aim at being poor without suffering any inconvenience, in other words, to have the credit of poverty and the convenience of riches. - Author: Saint Francis De Sales
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#17. Do what is needful. And no more! - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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#18. I made some studies, and reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle, I found it too confining. It was just too needful; it expected me to be there for it all the time, and with all I have to do
I had to let something go. - Author: Jane Wagner
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#19. To help the poor to a capacity for action and liberty is something essential for one's own health as well as theirs: there is a needful gift they have to offer which cannot be offered so long as they are confined by poverty. - Author: Rowan Williams
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#20. Purity, we see in the object-lesson, is NOT the one thing needful; and it is better that a life should contract many a dirt-mark, than forfeit usefulness in its efforts to remain unspotted. - Author: William James
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#21. Woman must especially devote her energies and abilities toward the industrial and agricultural sciences, seeking to assist mankind in that which is most needful. By this means she will demonstrate capability and ensure recognition of equality in the social and economic equation. - Author: Abdu'l- Baha
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#22. Remain in the world, act in the world, do whatsoever is needful, and yet remain transcendental, aloof, detached, a lotus flower in the pond. - Author: Osho
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#23. Ladies and gentlemen, attention, please!
Come in close where everyone can see!
I got a tale to tell, it isn't gonna cost a dime!
(And if you believe that,
we're gonna get along just fine.) - Author: Stephen King
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#24. Of all the paths a man could strike into, there is, at any given moment, a best path .. A thing which, here and now, it were of all things wisest for him to do .. To find this path, and walk in it, is the one thing needful for him. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#25. The New Testament is of full authority and open to the understanding of simple men as to the points most needful to salvation. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#26. This freedom, this liberty, this beautiful and terrible thing, needful to man as air, usable as earth. - Author: Robert Hayden
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#27. Power is only vouchsafed to the man who dares to stoop and pick it up. There is only one thing, one thing needful: one has only to dare! - Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
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#28. It's difficult for most of us to be completely honest with ourselves - we hate to admit how vulnerable or needful we are. - Author: Lisa Kleypas
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#29. It's important for us to become aware of the fact that we are needful, for with that awareness also comes the sensing that we couldn't be needful if there weren't something to fulfill the need. - Author: Guy Finley
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#30. That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God's will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively. - Author: Isaac Barrow
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#31. But do not despise the lore that has come down from distant years; for oft it may chance that old wives keep in memory word of things that once were needful for the wise to know. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#32. Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
- Author: James Russell Lowell
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#33. What I believe ... about more sleep than is needful concerns the individual who goes far beyond the need, developing slothful and lazy habits, which deaden the senses and become a retarder of accomplishment. To overcome these things in life requires discipline and restraint. - Author: Alvin R. Dyer
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#34. Pay heed to the tales of old wives. It may well be that they alone keep in memory what it was once needful for the wise to know. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#35. The Lord never lays more on us, in the way of chastisement, than our state of heart makes needful; so that whilst He smites with the one hand, He supports with the other. - Author: George Muller
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#36. Crawford saw that in this place Starling was heir to the granny women, to the wise women, the herb healers, the stalwart country women who have always done the needful, who keep the watch and when the watch is over, wash and dress the country dead. - Author: Thomas Harris
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#37. MONAD, n. The ultimate, indivisible unit of matter (see Molecule). The monad has body without bulk, and mind without manifestation - containing all the powers and possibilities needful to his evolution into a German philosopher . - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#38. Sicknesses, losses, crosses, anxieties and disappointments seem absolutely needful to keep us humble, watchful and spiritual-minde d. They are as needful as the pruning knife to the vine and the refiner's furnace to the gold. - Author: J.C. Ryle
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#39. Work, alternated with needful rest, is the salvation of man or woman. - Author: Antoinette Brown Blackwell
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#40. You may break the clods, you may sow your seeds, but what can you do without the rain? As absolutely needful is the divine blessing. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#41. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. Jude 3 - Author: Shay Bills
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#42. It is not always needful for truth to take a definite shape; it is enough if it hovers about us like a spirit and produces harmony; if it is wafted through the air like the sound of a bell, grave and kindly. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#43. There's a bunch of Stephen King books I love. 'Salem's Lot' was always one of my favourites. 'It.' 'Needful Things.' Moving away from King, and 'Silence of the Lambs' is always a good choice. - Author: Paul Cleave
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#44. By realizing that we are ignorant of the most important things, we realize at the same time that the most important thing for us, or the one thing needful, is quest for knowledge of the most important things or quest for wisdom. - Author: Leo Strauss
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#45. Like the child, the creative writing student is posited as a centre of vulnerable creativity, needful of attention and authority. - Author: Rachel Cusk
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#46. Let us rise to the call. It is a call to call. An ability to respond to, and a needful duty to solemnly hold high - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#47. Few things are needful to make the wise man happy, but nothing satisfies the fool; - and this is the reason why so many of mankind are miserable. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#48. Who told you I was called Carl David?" "A little bird, Monsieur." "Does it fly from me to you? Then one can tie a message under its wing when needful. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#49. I hold with the old-fashioned criticism that Browning is not really a poet, that he has all the gifts but the one needful and the pearls without the string; rather one should say raw nuggets and rough diamonds. - Author: Gerard Manley Hopkins
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#50. Letty's first false step was here: she said to herself _I can not_, and did not. She lacked courage--a want in her case not much to be wondered at, but much to be deplored, for courage of the true sort is just as needful to the character of a woman as of a man. - Author: George MacDonald
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#51. Boys have their soft and gentle moods too. You would suppose by the morning racket that nothing could be more foreign to their nature than romance and vague sadness ... But boys have hours of great sinking and sadness, when kindness and fondness are peculiarly needful to them. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#52. Today is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed is painful; yet ever needful; and if memory have its force and worth, so also has hope. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#53. Nature, through all her works, in great degree,
Borrows a blessing from variety.
Music itself her needful aid requires
To rouse the soul, and wake our dying fires. - Author: Charles Churchill
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#54. Hold fast, then, to this sound and wholesome rule of life - that you indulge the body only so far as is needful for good health. The body should be treated more rigorously, that it may not be disobedient to the mind. - Author: Seneca.
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#55. Beneficent spirals, operating by benign feedback, mean that everything needful is not required at once: each individual improvement is beneficial for the whole - Author: Jane Jacobs
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#56. I have an inability to consider a thing without imagining the story behind it as a needful force, a great petitioning weight. - Author: Leah Hager Cohen
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#57. Seven years of silent inquiry are needful for a man to learn the truth, but fourteen in order to learn how to make it known to his fellow-men. - Author: Plato
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#58. All shall work together for good; everything is needful that He sends; nothing can be needful that He withholds. - Author: John Newton
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#59. Girls, well, when God was coding their speech pattern, he deliberately left out the brevity parameter. He probably had a good laugh, and did the needful to the other kind to maintain the balance. - Author: Rajat Mishra
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#60. Make it a part of every day's business to read and meditate on some portion of God's Word. Private means of grace are just as needful every day for our souls as food and clothing are for our bodies. - Author: J.C. Ryle
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#61. When there is a spirit of controversy in the church or in the land, a revival is needful. The spirit of religion is not the spirit of controversy. There can be no prosperity in religion, where the spirit of controversy prevails. - Author: Charles Grandison Finney
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#62. To learn which questions are unanswerable, and not to answer them: this skill is most needful in times of stress and darkness. - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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#63. Money is a needful and precious thing - Author: Louisa May Alcott
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#64. For those filled with regret, perhaps the most needful exercise of proactivity is to realize that past mistakes are also out there in the Circle of Concern. We can't recall them, we can't undo them, we can't control the consequences that came as a result. - Author: Stephen R. Covey
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#65. Just as I had formed a tolerable establishment my travels commenced, and on my return I find all to do over again; my former flock were all scattered; some married, not before it was needful. - Author: George Gordon Byron
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#66. It is not needful for our dreams to be very grand nor very big. It is only needful for our dreams to be very shiny. - Author: C. JoyBell C.
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#67. Within the human being there exists both the needful and the needed. You know that the needful exists in you. Your own dissatisfaction tells you so. But you believe the needed is somewhere outside of you. - Author: Guy Finley
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#68. What if we individually and collectively committed ourselves to the one thing that is needful - to replicating the loving sacrifice of Calvary to all people, at all times, in all places, regardless of their circumstances or merit? What if we just did the kingdom? - Author: Gregory A. Boyd
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#69. Because in America, you could have anything you wanted, just as long as you could pay for it. If you couldn't pay, or refused to pay, you would remain needful for ever. - Author: Stephen King
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#70. It is impossible you should take true root but by the fair weather that you make yourself it is needful that you frame the season of your own harvest. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#71. [Y]ou possess all the attributes of a demagogue; a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, crossgrained nature and the language of the market-place. In you all is united which is needful for governing. - Author: Aristophanes
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#72. An extensive knowledge is needful to thinking people-it takes away the heat and fever; and helps, by widening speculation, to ease the burden of the mystery. - Author: John Keats
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#73. As the Western world has invested every aspect of its waking life with visual order, with procedures and spaces that are uniform, continuous and connected, it has progressively alienated itself from needful involvement in its subconscious life. - Author: Marshall McLuhan
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#74. God's Kingdom isn't divided into areas of important people and areas of little people. In God's sight, everyone's needful. - Author: Aiden Wilson Tozer
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#75. Kind words are such a blessing to the needful, if one but knew the pleasure that they bring. - Author: John McLeod
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#76. Easter may seem boring to children, and it is blessedly unencumbered by the silly fun that plagues Christmas. Yet it contains the one thing needful for every human life: the good news of Resurrection. - Author: Frederica Mathewes-Green
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#77. Haste is needful in a desperate case. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#78. The prophet shows that, for the sake of silence, we are to abstain even from good talk. If this be so, how much more needful is it that we refrain from evil words, on account of the penalty of the sin! - Author: Benedict Of Nursia
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#79. Detachment does not mean to neglect what Krishna gives you. Detachment means to do the needful as an offering to Krishna. - Author: Radhanath Swami
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#80. So long as selfishness makes government needful at all, it must make every government corrupt, save one in which all men are represented. - Author: Herbert Spencer
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#81. 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. - Author: Leo Strauss
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#82. I had to let someone know who I was: not merely Simon's assistant, his chronicler, his poor scribbling friend, but the great love of a great life. That I may have lived in his shadow, but I was always by his side. That I was as needful to him as air. - Author: K.J. Charles
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#83. The Word of God must be Read and Heard with Diligence that so you may arrive to the Knowledge that is needful for you. - Author: Cotton Mather
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#84. Any men who would give up the law-making power to women in order to remedy existing evils, would surely be those most ready to enact the needful laws themselves. - Author: Catharine Beecher
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#85. Everything is needful that he sends; nothing can be needful that he withholds.64 - Author: Timothy Keller
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#86. This is my thesis: Do you know what is needful to turn an honest man into a rogue! A change of scene
a moment's forgetfulness suffice. - Author: Andre Gide
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#87. The first gold star a child gets in school for the mere performance of a needful task is its first lesson in graft. - Author: Philip Wylie
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#88. At the end of the sky I am a swimmer. In the water I can become a child again, splashing, sighing, holding my breath until enough is enough, I come up choking, my lungs needful of a fresh supply of air. - Author: Abigail George
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#89. Words may help and silence may help, but the one thing needful is that the heart should turn to its Maker as the needle turns to the pole. For this we must be still. - Author: Caroline Emelia Stephen
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#90. Let us bear with magnanimity whatever it is needful for us to bear. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#91. In this life, only one thing is needful ; God's grace. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#92. It is high time that we realized that it is pointless to praise the light and preach it if nobody can see it. It is much more needful to preach the art of seeing. - Author: Carl Jung
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#93. We live not by things, but by the meaning of things. It is needful to transmit the passwords from generation to generation. - Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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#94. It occured to her that pleasure, no matter how deep, was a ghostly, ephemeral thing. Love might make the world go round, but she was convinced it ws the cries of the badly wounded andf deeply afflicted which spun the universe on the great glass pole of it's axis. - Author: Stephen King
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#95. Mechanical watches partake of what my friend John Clute calls the Tamagotchi Gesture. They're pointless in a peculiarly needful way; they're comforting precisely because they require tending. - Author: William Gibson
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#96. Our God, You open Your hand, and fill all things living with plenteousness; to You I commit all those who are dear to me; watch over them, I pray, and provide all things needful for their souls and bodies, now and for evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. - NERSES (4TH C.) - Author: David P. Gushee
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#97. A man's work is rather the needful supplement to himself than the outcome of it. - Author: Max Beerbohm
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#98. If the world was full of perplexing problems she would trust, and only ask to see the one step needful for the hour. - Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
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#99. The rich know not how hard it is to be of needful rest and needful food debarred. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#100. The mind, relaxing into needful sport, Should turn to writers of an abler sort, Whose wit well managed, and whose classic style, Give truth a lustre, and make wisdom smile. - Author: William Cowper
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