A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
Learning is not compulsory; it's voluntary. Improvement is not compulsory; it's voluntary. But to survive, we must learn.w. edwards deming
that strictly(and how)scienti fic land of supernod where freedom is compulsory and only man is god.e. e. cummings
I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.abbie hoffman
Corruption never has been compulsory; when the cities lie at the monster's feet there are left the mountains.robinson jeffers
The purpose of scientific enquiry is not to compile an inventory of factual information, nor to build up a totalitarian world picture of natural Laws in which every event that is not compulsory is forbidden. We should think of it rather as a logically articulated structure of justifiable beliefs about nature.peter medawar
The anthology meets with two different kinds of reactions in living poets. They will either write toward the anthology or away from it. Anti-anthology poets often overreach themselves, inflicting protective distortions on their work - as parents in old Central Europe often deliberately maimed their sons to save them from compulsory military service.laura riding
Abolition of a woman's right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State.edward abbey
In the case of an unwanted pregnancy, the existential choice for a woman is not abortion vs. no abortion, but, as [Garrett Hardin] has pointed out, abortion vs. compulsory childbearing. If others can force her to be a mother... then she is coerced into putting her body at the disposal of the fetus as if she were an unclaimed natural resource or a chattel slave.... Thus, the woman's most fundamental right of choice, the right to control her own body and happiness, is being abrogated.
Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.
compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.