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


Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape deluding himself into thinking that he is choosing to obey his master's commands when, in fact, he is obliged to. Most slaves of habit suffer from this delusion and so do some writers, enslaved by an all too 'personal' style. - Wystan Hugh Auden


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


War is a profession by which a man cannot live honourably; an employment by which the soldier, if he would reap any profit, is obliged to be false, rapacious, and cruel. - Niccolo Machiavelli


It is not a pain to give to ingrates, but it is an intolerable one to be obliged to a dishonest man. [Fr., Ce n'est pas un grand malheur d'obliger des ingrats, mais c'en est un insupportable d'être obligé à un malhonnête homme] - Francois de la Rochefoucauld


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


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