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.
I am obliged to believe certain opinions myself. No man’s belief will save me except my own.
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.
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.
Men have been obliged to make for themselves a notion of what religion is, long before the science of religions started its methodical comparisons.
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.