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No one is indispensable.

Prov. Anyone may become unnecessary; anyone may lose his or her job. Fred: You can't fire me. I'm absolutely necessary to this company. Nancy: No one is indispensable, Fred. The housekeeper was sure that her employer would always need her, but she discovered when she was let go that no one is indispensable.
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Saintsbury admits, such lines being frequent in his favourite Dryden; yet, on the other hand, it might be maintained, and would be maintained by its French critics, that our English poetry has been too apt to dispense with those prose qualities, which, though not the indispensable qualities of poetry, go, nevertheless, to the making of all first-rate poetry--the qualities, namely, of orderly structure, and such qualities generally as depend upon second thoughts.
That inflexible and uniform adherence to the rights of the Constitution, and of individuals, which we perceive to be indispensable in the courts of justice, can certainly not be expected from judges who hold their offices by a temporary commission.
To avoid an arbitrary discretion in the courts, it is indispensable that they should be bound down by strict rules and precedents, which serve to define and point out their duty in every particular case that comes before them; and it will readily be conceived from the variety of controversies which grow out of the folly and wickedness of mankind, that the records of those precedents must unavoidably swell to a very considerable bulk, and must demand long and laborious study to acquire a competent knowledge of them.
We can understand this remarkable fact, which offers so strong a contrast with terrestrial plants, on the view of an occasional cross being indispensable, by considering the medium in which terrestrial animals live, and the nature of the fertilising element; for we know of no means, analogous to the action of insects and of the wind in the case of plants, by which an occasional cross could be effected with terrestrial animals without the concurrence of two individuals.
Only then did she remember how she must behave at a ball, and tried to assume the majestic air she considered indispensable for a girl on such an occasion.
That -- and good looks -- is an indispensable qualification.
The long-distance talks, especially, have grown to be indispensable to the corporations whose plants are scattered and geographically misplaced--to the mills of New England, for instance, that use the cotton of the South and sell so much of their product to the Middle West.
In the supreme emergency of war, the telephone is as indispensable, very nearly, as the cannon.
Our relationship with the United States is an indispensable alliance and it is different from anything else.
Co-operation between European intelligence agencies combined with the values of liberal democracy is indispensable.
As parents of growing teenagers we want to be needed but not indispensable.
Mariam Habach of Venezuela, an early favorite, thanked the Filipinos for their 'support and indispensable love' for her participation.
by Times News Service Times of Oman today launches its ninth edition of Property Times, your indispensable guide for anyone looking to rent or buy in Oman.
EcANAKKALE (CyHAN)- President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) Mustafa Akyncy stated on Thursday that freedom of press is one of the indispensable elements of democracy during his visit to the northern province of Ecanakkale.
River City BBC1 It's an indispensable rule of soaps that just when a baby would be most inconvenient, someone will duly become pregnant.