Quotation Explorer - 'Obliged'

It ought to be an offense to be excruciating and unfunny in circumstances where your audience is almost morally obliged to enthuse. - Christopher Hitchens
I find relief from the questions only when I concede that I am not obliged to know everything. I remind myself it is sufficient to know what I know, and that what I know, may not always be true. - Maya Angelou
One is obliged to do a great deal of kissing in my line of work: air kissing, [butt] kissing, kissing up, and of course actual kissing. Much like hookers, actors have to do it with people we may not like or even know. - Meryl Streep
You can teach a person on how to do things right but they are not obliged to your advise; After all responsibility is a personal thing. - Unarine Ramaru
A prince ... is only the first servant of the state, who is obliged to act with probity and prudence. ... As the sovereign is properly the head of a family of citizens, the father of his people, he ought on all occasions to be the last refuge of the unfortunate. - Frederick II of Prussia
What knows he of love who has not been obliged to despise just what he loved - Friedrich Nietzsche
When you are obliged to make a statement that you know will cause displeasure, you must say it with every appearance of sincerity; this is the only way to make it palatable. - Paul De Gondi
Women should not feel obliged towards any men for eternity. They earned this privilege by gathering berries, digging roots, picking wild rice, and chewing the skin to make it soft for 999 thousand years, while the men were having fun in the open chasing deer and fighting among themselves. - Vinko Vrbanic
The free man does what he likes in his working time and in his spare time what is required of him. The slave does what he is obliged to do in his working time and what he likes only when he is not at work. - Eric Gill
I have found you an argument: but I am not obliged to find you an understanding. - Samuel Johnson
We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race. - Cicero
I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding. - James Boswell
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. - Benjamin Franklin
It sounded somewhat doom-laden, so I felt obliged to look it up more thoroughly, in case I should eat some chocolate rather quickly. - Carol Anne Dobson
War is a profession by which a man cannot live honorably; an employment by which the soldier, if he would reap any profit, is obliged to be false, rapacious, and cruel. - Niccolo Machiavelli
We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence...on pain of liquidation. - George Bernard Shaw
The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin. - Heinrich Heine
You are engaging in madness. I feel obliged to accompany you. - Alejandro Jodorowsky
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. - Galileo Galilei
The country only has charms for those not obliged to stay there. - Edouard Manet
presidents, when not outright telling lies, feel obliged to shade the truth most of the time. This is called politics; when a president lies successfully, he is called a statesman. - Gore Vidal
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
There are persons whom in my heart I despise, others I abhor. Yet I am not obliged to inform the one of my contempt, nor the other of my detestation. This kind of dissimulation...is a necessary branch of wisdom, and so far from being immoral...that it is a duty and a virtue. - John Adams
Well, spring sprang. We've had our state of grace and our little gift of sanctioned madness, courtesy of Mother Nature. Thanks, Gaia. Much obliged. I guess it's time to get back to that daily routine of living we like to call normal. - David Assael
The ruling power is always faced with the question, ‘In such and such circumstances, what would you do?’, whereas the opposition is not obliged to take responsibility or make any real decisions. - George Orwell
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't. - Mark Twain
Having devoted the first half of my life to the dark, I feel obliged to rever any pinpoint of light now. - Mary Karr
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found the time to conquer the world. - Heinrich Heine
98% of all comedians feel obliged to be funny when interviewed. Less than 2% succeed. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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