Top 99 Obliged Quotes

We have collected the best Obliged Quotes by famous authors including Atishi, Emile Durkheim, Shelby Foote, Marilyn Hacker, Steve Rushin and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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Political parties usually accept funding from large industrialists and are then obliged to bow down to the demands of these individuals. When the government is funded by people’s money, it will work for the people.

Atishi
Men have been obliged to make for themselves a notion of what religion is, long before the science of religions started its methodical comparisons.

Emile Durkheim
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
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
With the exception of undertakers, athletes are the only professionals obliged to feign sorrow on a daily basis, pretending that every June baseball loss is a tragedy requiring library silence in the clubhouse.

Steve Rushin
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
In a way, I feel obliged to respect Jean Rouch because I am told he is very important.

Claire Denis
Had Barack Obama been obliged to take his degree at the University of Akron, say, it is doubtful that his progress would have been remotely as stellar.

Linda Colley
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
Writers are not obliged to deal with current events, but it happens that the big story of our times – the al-Qaida attacks on New York and the Pentagon, and the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – is being told in some of the greatest books of our time.

Geoff Dyer
One of the disadvantages of being a patrician is that occasionally you’re obliged to act like one.

Dalton Trumbo
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.

Mark Twain
Juries must, of necessity, be governed, in reaching many results through inferences from other facts, by certain laws of nature and human reason. They are often obliged to infer one thing from another, and this, whether that other be a fact direct or circumstantial.

Levi Woodbury
I don’t think any media has to feel obliged to show the cover of ‘Charlie Hebdo.’

Patrick Chappatte
Inter are a huge club and so always obliged to win.

Javier Zanetti
I am immensely blessed to be in America. This country has given me so much since I came here from Turkey as a teenager, and I feel obliged to give back to the community. I spent the summer crisscrossing the nation, holding 50 basketball camps for kids in 30 states.

Enes Kanter
It is the service we are not obliged to give that people value most.

James Cash Penney
The Canadian risings of the 1830s obliged the men in London to think much harder about settler self-government.

Linda Colley
From my earliest youth, I have known that while one is obliged to plan with care the stages of one’s journey, one is entitled to dream, and keep dreaming, of its destination. A man may feel as old as his years yet as young as his dreams.

Shimon Peres
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
Even good people are obliged to deceive.

Greg LeMond
I love so many songs from the ’80s, but I’m obliged to the big ones.

St. Lucia
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
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
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 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
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.

Benjamin Franklin
When I lived in Delhi, it was burdened with so many futures – fast roads, malls, flyovers – that one felt almost obliged to be hopeful. Now that hope has diminished, you can feel the city going into a frenzy to reinvent itself. I miss living there.

Karan Mahajan
If you behave normally, people treat you normally. It’s only when you act as if you’re someone special that they feel obliged to stand on ceremony.

Victoria Wood
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 found an old dilapidated house in Banjara Hills which the owners were demolishing, and requested them to give it to me for filming, which they obliged. We worked nearly four months on that building to make it look the way we wanted.

Ravi Babu
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Mark Twain
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
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
I was obliged to take tough, painful and bold decisions to ensure a manageable tomorrow.

Nicos Anastasiades
I don’t want to be owned by a corporation and obliged to make a certain type of album. I want to be free.

Annie Lennox
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.

Benjamin Franklin
When you have an advantage, you are obliged to attack; otherwise you are endangered to lose the advantage.

Wilhelm Steinitz
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
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
When I was on a major label I felt obliged to say yes to every interview, tour and whatever else. The label is always telling you, ‘This ain’t going to last,’ so I worked myself half to death. I learnt from that and I like to pace myself now.

Adam Ant
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
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
Writers often feel obliged to adopt some sort of public appearance.

Claire Tomalin
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
We should realise that Hollywood is not obliged to write roles for Asian actors.

Kabir Bedi
My hearing has suffered seriously; just now I am obliged to have the assistance of an ear trumpet. Think of that, my beauty! – There ‘s a state for your old Lover to be in! – No more tender whisperings! Imagine sweet confessions to be made through an ear trumpet!

Samuel Lover
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
Arsenal do not have money to spend, so they are gambling on young players. Arsenal are obliged to sell their best players and bet on youth – but what counts is having a team, great players, and a solid squad to win titles.

Samir Nasri
I realised that success and pure creativity are not very compatible. The more successful you become, the more you become a product of something that generates money. Instead of being able to move forward freely and do what you really wish, you find yourself stuck and obliged to repeat yourself and your previous success.

Vangelis
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
The most advanced minds as well as the least advanced are obliged to use the same words. If we adopt new words, it will be even more difficult – if not impossible – to make ourselves understood. The new man must therefore express himself in conventional language.

Piet Mondrian
Out of my desire to complete Iraq’s independence and to finish the withdrawal of the occupation forces from our holy lands, I am obliged to halt military operations of the honest Iraqi resistance until the withdrawal of the occupation forces is complete.

Muqtada al Sadr
If you grow up in Ireland and read books then you really are obliged to attempt your own some time. It is not exactly a choice. I still don’t know if I am a writer. Believe me, there are days when I have my doubts.

Anne Enright
Workers in government, the arts, and industry report that the sheer volume of email they receive is overwhelming, taking a huge bite out of their day. We feel obliged to answer our emails, but it seems impossible to do so and get anything else done.

Daniel Levitin
When I first started making comics, I was living with a bunch of guys, old college friends. We had this deal. At the end of each day, they would ask me how far I’d gotten on my comic. And if I hadn’t made my goals, they were supposed to make me feel really bad about myself. They happily obliged.

Gene Luen Yang
I am not obliged to tackle racism wherever and whenever it occurs, nor am I qualified to do so.

Romesh Ranganathan
I do not run for the presidency merely to oppose any man, but to propose new policies. I run because I am convinced that this country is on a perilous course and because I have such strong feelings about what must be done, and I feel that I’m obliged to do all I can.

Robert Kennedy
I don’t see myself as a moviemaker only, you know? When I can do a picture, I do. But I don’t work like a business, in pictures. I am not obliged to make one picture after the other in order to live.

Alejandro Jodorowsky
I’m thankful my parents obliged me to live with the unvarnished truth: I might not have been a looker, but I was a better speller than the prettiest girl in my class, and I was funnier, too.

Laurie Graham
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
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
I have nine children… and one of them is an invalid. Her mother is obliged to take her away in the winter, and when one bird is off the nest, the other has to go on.

Melville Fuller
Resolution can be in any form – S4A, SDR or restructuring – but we need an enabling environment where bankers feel comfortable to take decisions and where they also feel obliged to implement decisions in a timely manner.

Chanda Kochhar
It is like we are obliged to assume that the government is only doing what it says it is doing.

James Bovard
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’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
Abraham Lincoln spoke out against the Mexican War. But once Americans were under fire, people who were on the fence felt obliged to support it.

H. W. Brands
One good thing about leaving daily journalism was that I was no longer obliged to read all the book prize short lists.

Annalena McAfee
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
People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.

John Wanamaker
Fish are a renewable resource, and one of the problems we’ve had is people feel obliged to catch the limit, then throw ’em in the garbage can.

Norman Schwarzkopf
Duran is a mythological figure in Latin America. He grew up in a time of turbulence because Panama was basically occupied by the United States. So he felt obliged to fight Americans in the ring. He felt the whole pride of his country and the need for cultural and political emancipation in his hands.

Edgar Ramirez
I’m lucky enough that financially I don’t have to feel obliged to go for the bigger stuff. I like the stories and scripts to dictate if I want to do them.

Ewan McGregor
No one should ever feel obliged to speak or to put themselves out publicly online, but I do think it’s a good thing to do. The more of us who are women, making our work and just going ‘Here I am, here’s my work,’ the easier it gets for everybody. It’s a good thing to do.

Naomi Alderman
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
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
Our behavior toward each other is the strangest, most unpredictable, and most unaccountable of all the phenomena with which we are obliged to live. In all of nature, there is nothing so threatening to humanity as humanity itself.

Lewis Thomas
I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.

Pierre Beaumarchais
During bad circumstances, which is the human inheritance, you must decide not to be reduced. You have your humanity, and you must not allow anything to reduce that. We are obliged to know we are global citizens. Disasters remind us we are world citizens, whether we like it or not.

Maya Angelou
Those who claim we buy oil from Daesh are obliged to prove it. If not, you are slanderer.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan
The conventional, and painfully artificial, separation of the human realm from the natural other is bound to perish, albeit over a period of time, until we are obliged to learn how to cultivate our gardens under the most demanding conditions.

John Burnside
I am obliged to believe certain opinions myself. No man’s belief will save me except my own.

Anthony Collins
Oh, yeah! Playing ‘Young Jackie’ came at the insistence of Roseanne herself. Mom obliged but told me that would not be an option again until I was 18. Truthfully, I grew up not thinking I would act.

Zoe Perry
I don’t have any particular rituals, I sometimes like to write in longhand when I’m searching for ideas but I do the vast majority by typing, I can’t always keep up with my thoughts longhand. I’m not a coffee shop writer because I feel obliged to order more coffee and then I end up over-caffeinated.

Erin Morgenstern
I never resorted to the spitter until I was obliged to. I nearly ruined my arm throwing curves.

Red Faber
One thing I like about historical fiction is that I’m not constantly focusing on me, or people like me; you’re obliged to concentrate on lives that are completely other than your own.

Emma Donoghue
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
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
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
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
Without that assured American largesse Israel would have been obliged to come to an accommodation with her neighbours.

Mary Douglas
I realized that everything I had to do I could not do on my own, and so I was almost obliged to put myself in God’s hands, to trust in Jesus who – while I wrote my book on him – I felt bound to by an old and more profound friendship.

Pope Benedict XVI
The development of quantum mechanics early in the twentieth century obliged physicists to change radically the concepts they used to describe the world.

Alain Aspect
I do believe states’ rights was a sound doctrine that got hijacked by some unsavory customers for a while – like, 150 years or so. I’m professionally obliged to believe that knowledge is better than ignorance, but some kinds of forgetting are OK with me.

John Shelton Reed
Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.

Thomas a Kempis
Real Madrid are obliged to win always – this jersey makes it an obligation.

Casemiro
I love listening to things like those wonderful piano pieces of Stockhausen. It’s just not my thing as a composer or performer, and thank goodness we’re not obliged to be Modernist any more.

Stephen Hough
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