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

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

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

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 the Great

 

I was obliged to stand there, holding the leash of
this creature for their welcoming publicity shots,
implying that this was some kind of image the decided to have of me.
- Barbara Steele

On the 28th the ship's company received two months pay in advance,
and on the following morning we worked out to St.
Helen's, where we were obliged to anchor.
- William Bligh

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

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He obliged Cinderella to sit down, and,
putting the slipper to her little foot,
he found it went on very easily, and fitted her as
if it had been made of wax.
- Charles Perrault

An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man.
Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others
bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him
who begs his daily bread.
- Charles Caleb Colton

In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize
every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems
of the position without fear of some simplifications.
- Alexander Alekhine

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

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

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

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

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God
who has endowed us with sense,
reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
- William Falconer

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

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

Customers need to be given control of their own data-not
being tied into a certain manufacturer so that when
there are problems they are always obliged to go back to them.
- Tim Berners-Lee

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

The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake,
tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods,
tastes and aptitudes of youth.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Getting close to books, and spending time by myself,
I was obliged to think about things I would never have
thought about if I was busy romping around with a brother and sister.
- Shelby Foote

However painful it may be for me to accept this conclusion,
I am obliged to state it: for the black man there is only one destiny.
And it is white.
- Frantz Fanon

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

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

As a teacher you are more or less obliged to pay the
same amount of attention to everything.
That can wear you down.
- Marilyn Hacker

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

It is the safeguard of the strongest that he lives
under a government which is obliged to respect the voice of the weakest.
- Robert Purvis

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

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

If men had to do their vile work without the assistance
of woman and the stimulant of strong drink they would
be obliged to be more divine and less brutal.
- Caroline Nichols Churchill

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

Your patience would fail you if I should continue to
relate all the disrespectful speeches and treatment
which your servants have been obliged to listen to and patiently to bear.
- Peter Stuyvesant

During the engagement I tried to throw a strong force through the canon,
but I was obliged to use it elsewhere before it had
gotten to the supposed location of the village.
- George Crook

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

When you work on a text of a lesser quality,
as the interpreter or the delivery person,
you are obliged to try to fill it out as you see so
many people do in lesser work.
- Mandy Patinkin

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

In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life,
for the two are inextricably related.
Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
- Henry Miller

We were therefore obliged to unload our boats of their
cargoes and pass them empty over the falls by means
of long cords which we had provided for such purposes.
- William Henry Ashley

When I'm in bars or clubs, it gets to the point where
I feel I'm obliged to streak.
It's not a problem.
- Mark Roberts

Just as the slave master required the slaves to imitate
the image he had of them,
so women, who live in a relatively powerless position,
politically and economically, feel obliged by a kind
of implicit force to live up to culture's image of what is female.
- Susan Griffin

We were totally unprepared for such a large quantity of visitors,
and in view of the preservation of the antiquities
they being very crowded and in poor preservation,
we were obliged to refuse admission until some preparation
was made to safeguard the objects.
- Howard Carter

I believe if there is any place left where the humanity is still visible,
it can not be anywhere else than in an Islamic society.
Time would come when the world would be obliged to accept this reality.
- Jermaine Jackson

That justice should be administered between men,
it is necessary that testimonies of fact be alleged;
and that witnesses should apprehend themselves greatly
obliged to discover the truth,
according to their conscience, in dark and doubtful cases.
- Isaac Barrow

So long as the laws remain such as they are today,
employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so;
but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves
for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.
- Marquis de Sade

Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge
that he has lost not only his history,
but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge;
history,
languages, literatures, the higher mathematics,
or what you will - are all gone.
- Albert J. Nock

We are obliged, therefore, to say that whoever speaks
that which is foreign to religion is using many words,
while he who speaks the words of truth,
even should he go over the whole field and omit nothing,
is always speaking the one word.
- Origen

When you translate poetry in particular,
you're obliged to look at how the writer with whom
you're working puts together words,
sentences, phrases, the triple tension between the line of verse,
the syntax and the sentence.
- Marilyn Hacker

It's all about who's where on the food chain.
When I'm the story editor, I expect my writers to follow my vision.
When I'm working for another editor,
I'm obliged to follow their vision.
- Len Wein

The task which we have set ourselves is simply to show
why and for what purpose we hold that standpoint during most of our lives,
and why and for what purpose we are provisionally obliged to abandon it.
- Ernst Mach

After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth,
and after much and earnest calling upon God,
to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him,
I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture,
to embrace the opinion I now hold forth.
- John Biddle

Upon receiving my notification of acceptance to the university,
my parents noticed that they were obliged to submit to the university,
among other things, a copy of my official family register.
After much mental anguish, they decided to inform me
of the secret of my birth.
- Koichi Tanaka

The Indians began to be troublesome all around me,
killing and wounding cattle, stealing horses,
and threatening to attack us.
I was obliged to make campaigns against them and punish them.
- John Sutter

We know from biology that new forms of organisms simulate
their primitive form as closely as possible at first,
even though obliged to exist under changed internal and external conditions.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

For the sake of our interests, as well as of our honour and dignity,
we were obliged to see that we won for our international
policy the same independence that we had secured for our European policy.
- Bernhard von Bulow

Well, our concern has to do with the period prior to 9/11,
up to and including the catastrophe that occurred.
And thank goodness, we're not obliged to make assessments
of what's going on now and deal with these current events.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Not to discontinue our allegiance, in this case,
would be to join with the sovereign in promoting the
slavery and misery of that society,
the welfare of which, we ourselves, as well as our sovereign,
are indispensably obliged to secure and promote,
as far as in us lies.
- Jonathan Mayhew

If you should see any Indians you will oblige me by
repeating this prohibition to them.
- Benjamin Hawkins

We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
- Voltaire

To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.
- Baltasar Gracian

It is another's fault if he be ungrateful,
but it is mine if I do not give.
To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in
embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering
devices to oblige them to be ugly.
Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
- H. G. Wells

The powers of Congress are totally inadequate to preserve
the balance between the respective States,
and oblige them to do those things which are essential
for their own welfare or for the general good.
- Henry Knox

For, quite literally, the whole world today is looking
for us to take the lead in carrying out those obligations
imposed on the American people as a whole by the beautiful,
compassionate and courageous principle of noblesse oblige.
- Robert Welch

A prisoner in the Inquisition is never allowed to see the face of his accuser,
or of the witnesses against him, but every method is
taken by threats and tortures,
to oblige him to accuse himself, and by that means
corroborate their evidence.
- John Foxe

In framing a government which is to be administered
by men over men the great difficulty lies in this:
You must first enable the government to control the governed,
and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.
- Alexander Hamilton

AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having,
possibly, the direst consequences: suicide.
Or murder.
- Susan Sontag

Considering that the blessed life we so long for consists
in an intimate and true love of God Our Creator and Lord,
which binds and obliges us all to a sincere love.
- Ignatius Loyola

Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.
- Rene Magritte

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the
citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
- Martha Gellhorn


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