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"Obliged by hunger and request of friends." - Alexander Pope

"Leadership is obliged to justify itself daily." - Isabel Paterson

"Even good people are obliged to deceive." - Greg Lemond

"No one is obliged to be a genius, but everyone is obliged to participate." - Philippe Starck

"Human nature is not obliged to be consistent." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"By flatterers besieged And so obliging that he ne'er obliged." - Alexander Pope

"What editors are obliged to appear to say that" - Naomi Wolf

"Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." - Mark Twain

"The state is obliged to fight corruption within the government." - Enrique Pena Nieto

"We are always much better pleased to see those whom we have obliged than those who have obliged us." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Offend a Christian and he is obliged to pray for your salvation. Offend a Muslim and he is obliged to murder you." - Robert Stacy McCain

"Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and...Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do." - Mark Twain

"Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do." - Mark Twain

"We are obliged to love one another. We are not strictly bound to "like" one another." - Thomas Merton

"She was feeling, thinking, trembling about everything; agitated, happy, miserable, infinitely obliged, absolutely angry." - Jane Austen

"Some natures are so sour and ungrateful that they are never to be obliged." - Roger L'Estrange

"At the extreme north, the voyagers are obliged to dance and act plays for employment." - Henry David Thoreau

"We shall not, I believe, be obliged to alter our policy of watchful waiting." - Woodrow Wilson

"I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well." - Johannes Sebastian Bach

"A man is not obliged honestly to answer a question which should not properly be put." - Samuel Johnson

"We are unprofitable servants, we have done what we were obliged to do." - Luke the Evangelist

"Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain't got nothing more to say." - Sojourner Truth

"Those who fail to reread are obliged to read the same story everywhere." - Roland Barthes

"Therefore we Christians, in turn, are obliged not to tolerate their wanton and conscious blasphemy." - Martin Luther

"No man is obliged to be what he might have been." - David Berlinski

"You are engaging in madness. I feel obliged to accompany you." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"Every period of life is obliged to borrow its happiness from time to come." - Samuel Johnson

"We are solemnly obliged to the children of those who have loved us." - Achille Poincelot

"In exchange for freedom of inquiry, scientists are obliged to explain their work." - Carl Sagan

"Often in the search for your destiny you will find yourself obliged to change direction" - Paulo Coelho

"You are not obliged to put on evening clothes to meet God." - Austin O'Malley

"I am obliged to renounce violence, and abstain from it altogether." - Leo Tolstoy

"You may be obliged to wage war, but not to use poisoned arrows." - Baltasar Gracian

"You free. Nothing and nobody is obliged to save you but you." - Toni Morrison

"The country only has charms for those not obliged to stay there." - Edouard Manet

"The devotee of truth is often obliged to grope in the dark." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I fear that we shall be obliged to leave this pudding" - Beatrix Potter

"We are obliged to steal pieces of language, both visual and textual." - Barbara Kruger

"Hath God obliged himself not to exceed the bounds of our knowledge?" - Michel De Montaigne

"No hypocrisy is too great when economic and financial elites are obliged to defend their interest." - Thomas Piketty

"If you have a brain, you are obliged to use it." - Meryl Streep

"The greatest monarch on the proudest throne is obliged to sit upon his own arse." - Benjamin Franklin

"...Not to be obliged, like so many others, to choose between the insipid and the atrocious." - Emil Cioran

"Most personalities have been obliged to be rebels. Half their strength has been wasted in friction." - Oscar Wilde

"Since God himself cannot change the past, He is obliged to tolerate the existence of historians." - Samuel Butler

"The greatest monarch on the proudest throne is obliged to sit upon his own arse." - Benjamin Franklin

"The artist is obliged to invent the self who will paint his pictures." - Harold Rosenberg

"I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well." - Johann Sebastian Bach

"Since we are not permitted to act, we are obliged to know." - Jack Vance

"I was obliged to take tough, painful and bold decisions to ensure a manageable tomorrow." - Nicos Anastasiades

"I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep." - Pierre Beaumarchais

"To keep that absolute freedom we cannot be obliged to anyone." - Christo

"As a philosopher, I'm not obliged to explore every unknown wilderness." - Harry Frankfurt

"The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance." - Don Herold

"I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding." - James Boswell

"I don't think any media has to feel obliged to show the cover of 'Charlie Hebdo.'" - Patrick Chappatte

"We should realise that Hollywood is not obliged to write roles for Asian actors." - Kabir Bedi

"Writers often feel obliged to adopt some sort of public appearance." - Claire Tomalin

"A king is sometimes obliged to commit crimes; but they are the crimes of his position." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"It is the service we are not obliged to give that people value most." - James Cash Penney

"To build a country, [Joseph] Stalin was obliged to use force and kill. Mao Tse-tung was obliged to use force and kill. To mention only two recent cases, without raking over the whole history of the world." - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

"Nothing, I am sure, calls forth the faculties so much as the being obliged to struggle with the world." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"Sir, I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding." - Samuel Johnson

"There is a time for politeness and there is a time when you are obliged to be rude," - Daniel Dennett

"Close your mouth, E'lir Kvothe, or I will feel obliged to put some vile tonic in it." - Patrick Rothfuss

"The highest philosophers, in explaining the mystery of this world, are obliged to call in the aid of another." - Josh Billings

"To be Christian is to be obliged to engage the world, pursuing God's restorative purposes over all of life," - James Davison Hunter

"I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country." - Abraham Lincoln

"Liberality is the best way to gain affection; for we are assured of their friendship to whom we are obliged." - Seigneur de Saint-Evremond

"Just as Freud couldn't always be blamed for the Freudians, Bresson didn't always feel obliged to behave like a Bressonian." - Jonathan Rosenbaum

"One of the disadvantages of being a patrician is that occasionally you're obliged to act like one" - Dalton Trumbo

"I have been trying all my life to like Scotchmen, and am obliged to desist from the experiment in despair." - Charles Lamb

"You know that I become quite powerless whenever I am obliged to write for an instrument which I cannot bear." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Base natures ever judge a thing above them, and hate a power they are too much obliged to." - Thomas Otway

"The truth of history crowds out the truth of fiction - as if one were obliged to choose between them ..." - Susan Sontag

"To be Christian is to be obliged to engage the world, pursuing God's restorative purposes over all of life," - James Davison Hunter

"I shun authors, and would never have been one myself, if it obliged me to keep such bad company." - Horace Walpole

"Take a dose of medicine once, and in all probability you will be obliged to take an additional hundred afterwards" - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Just as Freud could' always be blamed for the Freudians, Bresson did' always feel obliged to behave like a Bressonian." - Jonathan Rosenbaum

"Sometimes in the fashion industry we come across some unfair rules, but no one is obliged to follow them." - Sonia Rykiel

"We are not indeed obliged always to speak what we think, but we must always think what we speak." - Anne-Therese de Marguenat de Courcelles, marquise de Lambert

"They aren't obliged to vanish when we're gone. They don't have to be seen while sailing on." - Wislawa Szymborska

"The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin." - Heinrich Heine

"We are obliged to place ourselves on the level of our age before we can rise above it." - Voltaire

"I hope I shall never have so much reputation that I shan't feel obliged to be always civil." - Josh Billings

"A serious ape whom none take seriously, Obliged in this fool's world to earn his nuts By hard buffoonery." - George Eliot

"Painters and poets are obliged to exaggerate the proportions of their figures in order to give true perspective." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I look upon it as a Point of Morality, to be obliged by those who endeavour to oblige me" - Richard Steele

"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't." - Mark Twain

"I never resorted to the spitter until I was obliged to. I nearly ruined my arm throwing curves." - Red Faber

"I am obliged to deal with hundreds of men and to make them live without killing the reader." - George Sarton

"People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness." - John Wanamaker

"I am obliged to believe certain opinions myself. No man's belief will save me except my own." - Anthony Collins

"Without that assured American largesse Israel would have been obliged to come to an accommodation with her neighbours." - Mary Douglas

"When the judges shall be obliged to go armed, it will be time for the courts to be closed." - Stephen J Field

"If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world." - Heinrich Heine

"Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be." - Thomas A Kempis

"It is like we are obliged to assume that the government is only doing what it says it is doing." - James Bovard

"When the judges shall be obliged to go armed, it will be time for the courts to be closed." - Stephen Johnson Field

"As a writer, one is obliged to release her words, to let them live in the world on their own." - Taiye Selasi

"I look upon it as a Point of Morality, to be obliged by those who endeavour to oblige me." - Richard Steele

"When you have an advantage, you are obliged to attack; otherwise you are endangered to lose the advantage." - Wilhelm Steinitz

"One of the disadvantages of being a patrician is that occasionally you're obliged to act like one." - Dalton Trumbo

"The longer we live, the more we are obliged to confront the deeper meaning of what it is we do." - David Toop

"To prove that the Americans ought not to be free, we are obliged to deprecate the value of freedom itself." - Edmund Burke

"The more clearly one sees this world; the more one is obliged to pretend it does not exist." - John Irving

"In a word, we are like the servants of the centurion in the Gospel with regard to the bishops, insofar as when they say to us: go, we are obliged to go; if they say: come, we are obliged to come; do that, and we are obliged to do it." - Vincent de Paul

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use." - Galileo Galilei

"Life would be a perpetual flea hunt if a man were obliged to run down all the innuendoes, inveracities, and insinuations and misrepresentations which are uttered against him." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love...." - Thomas Traherne

"It is the special quality of love not to be able to remain stationary, to be obliged to increase under pain of diminishing...." - Andre Gide

"Whenever the offence inspires less horror than the punishment, the rigour of penal law is obliged to give way to the common feelings of mankind." - Edward Gibbon

"I want to have different Ferraris for different Ferraristi. We have a lot of parallel activities that can increase revenues without being obliged to produce more cars." - Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

"I am much obliged by the favorable sentiments you express towards me, and shall be happy if I can be of service in carrying into execution your plans." - George Stephenson

"There is nothing so elastic as the human mind. The more we are obliged to do, the more we are able to accomplish." - Tryon Edwards

"Art has always been this-pure interrogation, rhetorical question less the rhetoric-whatever else it may have been obliged by social reality to appear." - Samuel Beckett

"I suppose now I'm obliged to wish you happiness in your new life. Although happiness in the absence of indoor plumbing is a debatable concept." - Lisa Kleypas

"In a democratic nation, power must be linked with responsibility, and obliged to defend and justify itself within the framework of the general good." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"To withdraw ourselves from the law of the strong, we have found ourselves obliged to submit to justice. Justice or might, we must choose between these two masters." - Luc De Clapiers

"I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all." - Catherine II

"We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy - at least until we have become as clever as they are." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"And Nature takes no account of moral consequences, of arbitrary conditions which we create, and which we feel obliged to maintain at any cost." - Kate Chopin

"People fidget. They are compelled to look engaged in an activity, or purposeful. Vampires can just occupy space without feeling obliged to justify it." - Charlaine Harris

"We"re only here for a short while. And I think it's such a lucky accident, having been born, that we"re almost obliged to pay attention." - Mark Strand

"All film directors, whether famous or obscure, regard themselves as misunderstood or underrated. Because of that, they all lie. They're obliged to overstate their own importance." - Francois Truffaut

"How pleasant is Saturday night, When I've tried all the week to be good, Not spoken a work that is bad, And obliged every one that I could." - Nancy Sproat

"A vest as admired Voltiger had on, Which from this Island's foes his grandsire won, Whose artful colour pass'd the Tyrian dye, Obliged to triumph in this legacy." - Lord Edward Howard

"Life would be a perpetual flea-hunt if a man were obliged to run down all the innuendoes, inveracities, insinuations and suspicions which are uttered against him." - Henry Ward Beecher

"She looked away. Her attitude seemed to suggest that she had finished with him, and would be obliged if somebody would come and sweep him up." - P G Wodehouse

"I do not feel obliged in my reading. I read to be entertained and to relax, and to go into another world, not because it's good for me." - Nora Roberts

"We are all of us obliged, if we are to make reality endurable, to nurse a few little follies in ourselves." - Marcel Proust

"No man is obliged to do as much as he can do. A man is to have part of his life to himself." - Samuel Johnson

"What you have been obliged to discover by yourself leaves a path in your mind which you can use again when the need arises." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"The playful kitten, with its pretty little tigerish gambols, is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world." - Sydney, Lady Morgan

"I was obliged, at last, to come to the conclusion that the contemplation of nature alone is not sufficient to fill the human heart and mind." - Henry Walter Bates

"Where thou art Obliged to speak, be sure speak the Truth: For Equivocation is half way to Lying, as Lying, the whole way to Hell." - William Penn

"I think myself obliged, whatever my private apprehensions may be of the success, to do my duty, and leave events to their Disposer." - Robert Boyle

"What editors are obliged to appear to say that men want from women is actually what their advertisers want from women." - Naomi Wolf

"If I wish to engage, then the enemy, for all his high ramparts and deep moat, cannot avoid engagement; I attack that which he is obliged to rescue." - Sun Tzu

"It ought to be an offense to be excruciating and unfunny in circumstances where your audience is almost morally obliged to enthuse." - Christopher Hitchens

"Duty is what goes most against the grain, because in doing that we do only what we are strictly obliged to, and are seldom much praised for it." - Jean De La Bruyere

"And a great misunderstanding is that children think their parents are grown-up, and parents feel obliged to act as if they were." - Anna Quindlen

"moral indignation is a pleasure, often the only pleasure, in many lives. It's also one of the few pleasures people feel obliged to force on other people." - Barbara Holland

"we can't know a road until we travel it. Hearing about it is not enough. We are obliged to travel over it." - Virginia Cary Hudson

"A passage is not plain English - still less is it good English - if we are obliged to read it twice to find out what it means." - Dorothy L Sayers

"If those gentlemen would let me alone I should be much obliged to them. I would say, as Shakespeare would say... Sweet Friend, for Jesus sake forbear." - Thomas Carlyle

"We're only here for a short while. And I think it's such a lucky accident, having been born, that we're almost obliged to pay attention." - Mark Strand

"We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The other American divisions on our flanks managed to pull out: We were obliged to stay and fight. Bayonets aren't much good against tanks." - Kurt Vonnegut

"I shall be obliged to wander to the right and to the left, that I may investigate and discover the truth." - Baron de Montesquieu



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