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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    A continual feast of commendation is only to be obtained by merit or by wealth: many are therefore obliged to content themselves with single morsels, and recompense the infrequency of their enjoyment by excess and riot, whenever fortune sets the banquet before them.
  • Thomas à Kempis
    Thomas à Kempis
    German theologian 1380-1471
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    Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.
  • 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.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    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.
  • Bernhard von Bulow
    Bernhard von Bulow
    German diplomat and politician 1849-1929
    Bernhard von Bulow
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    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.
  • Thomas Traherne
    Thomas Traherne
    British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic 1636-1674
    Thomas Traherne
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    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.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
  • Anthony Collins
    Anthony Collins
    English philosopher 1676-1729
    Anthony Collins
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    I am obliged to believe certain opinions myself. No man's belief will save me except my own.
  • Galileo Galilei
    Galileo Galilei
    Italian physicist, astronomer, mathematician and philosopher 1564-1642
    Galileo Galilei
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    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.
  • Pierre de Beaumarchais
    Pierre de Beaumarchais
    French playwriter 1732-1799
    Pierre de Beaumarchais
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    I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
    Samuel Butler
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    I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    If He Tom Sawyer had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
  • Heinrich Heine
    Heinrich Heine
    German poet 1797-1856
    Heinrich Heine
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    If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin they would never have found time to conquer the world.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    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.''
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    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.
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