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Obligation Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Obligation

Please enjoy these Obligation Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Always question WHY you are doing something.
Is it a free-will gift or an obligation?
That which is done out of a feeling of obligation
is unworkable as a substitute for a gift.
Obligation creates a feeling of resentment on your part,
and evokes resentment rather than gratitude
on the part of the recipient.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation.
Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We English are good at forgiving our enemies;
it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.
- P. D. James

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No obligation to do the impossible is binding.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct
from the government and for that stipend we had an
obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years.
- Josef Albers

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak
ill requires only our silence,
which costs us nothing.
- John Tillotson

I was given talent, and if you are given it,
it is your obligation to use it.
- Dennis Potter

Scripture makes it clear to me that there is an obligation
to speak out on behalf of those being persecuted.
- Frank R. Wolf

As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved -
it's the citizen who changes things.
- Jose Saramago

If there is to be peace in our industrial life let
the employer recognize his obligation to his employees -
at least to the degree set forth in existing statutes.
- John L. Lewis

Some laws are wrong, and we have an obligation to speak
out against those laws wherever they are.
- Julian McMahon

It is the solemn obligation of a leader always to be a leader.
Even when - perhaps especially when -
you don't feel like being a leader.
- Bill Owens

We not only have a legal obligation to honor our commitments,
we have a moral obligation to provide the coverage
we promised to provide to these people.
- Bob Ney

Pets are humanizing.
They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility
to preserve and nurture and care for all life.
- James Cromwell

We have to remind the people: Congress has the constitutional
obligation and public responsibility to oversee these
issues and the Department of Justice's operations.
- Sibel Edmonds

Besides, there were 50,000 fans or more there,
and they wanted to see the best you've got.
There was an obligation to the people,
as well as to ourselves, to go all out.
- Carl Hubbell

Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others -
how much you commit to a relationship,
to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
- Ang Lee

If an individual is born with the obligation to obey,
who is born with the right to command?
- Tom G. Palmer

My obligation as president, and what I promise the country,
is that the courts will be able to do their job free of all pressure.
- Ricardo Lagos

If you are living out of a sense of obligation you are slave.
- Wayne Dyer

It is an eternal obligation toward the human being
not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance
of coming to his assistance.
- Simone Weil

There is an apprenticeship system in jazz.
You teach the young ones.
So even if the musicians weren't personally that likable,
they felt an obligation to help the younger musicians.
- Dave Van Ronk

December 25th has become guilt and obligation.
- Phil Donahue

Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.
- Wayne Dyer

I am very proud of the quality of public education in Nebraska,
but I believe we have an obligation to continually
assess whether our system is meeting 21st Century education needs.
- Dave Heineman

Social Security represents an $11 trillion unfunded obligation.
And when I say unfunded obligation, I mean we have
to come up with $11 trillion at some point to make the system whole.
- John W. Snow

My only obligation is to keep myself and other people guessing.
- Jude Law

You have to pick the stories that you want to be involved
with and the end game is you'd like to be a part of a hit.
But I think your moral obligation is to follow your own heart.
- Kevin Costner

A judge can't have any preferred outcome in any particular case.
The judge's only obligation - and it's a solemn obligation -
is to the rule of law.
- Samuel Alito

Man is created to be God's deputy on earth and it is
important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves
of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life.
- Cat Stevens

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.
Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible,
but the mark of a fake messiah.
- Richard Bach

Of course it's why you want to become a writer -
because you have the liberty to do that,
but once you have the liberty you also have the obligation to do it.
- Tobias Wolff

Hollywood has an obligation to watch what they put out there.
Kids do imitate what they see - good or bad.
- Morgan Brittany

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

We cannot cut and run.
If we are to ensure freedom and democracy,
it is essential that we follow through on our obligation
to bring about stability in Iraq.
- Richard Shelby

If I don't feel like writing today or for a few days,
I don't.
And I don't think about it.
It is not an obligation-it is the greatest privilege.
- Jonathan Carroll

Congress has an obligation to protect our country's natural beauty,
embodied in our nation's parks, rivers,
and breathtaking landscapes.
- Dave Reichert

The BBC has the obligation to think big.
And at the moment, that clarion call sounds an uncertain note to me.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen,
and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
- Hillary Clinton

The nation's obligation to her defenders is as old as that defense itself.
- Steve Buyer

I've always had an obligation to creation,
above all.
- Nick Cave

Choose the whole of your environment, things and events,
based upon the value, meaning and function they hold.
Do not allow obligation or immediacy
to bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you don't like the way the world is,
you change it.
You have an obligation to change it.
You just do it one step at a time.
- Marian Wright Edelman

So I think we have an obligation with our size to make
sure that we are open to what people have to say to
us because the people who criticize us,
they're not all mean-spirited.
- Lee Scott

A democratic government is the only one in which those
who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.
- Edward R. Murrow

Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world,
and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.
- Jose Marti

Every right implies a responsibility;
Every opportunity,
an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
- John D. Rockefeller

What Clinton severed with his welfare reform was the
obligation of the federal government to step in when
the states failed and to monitor these programs.
- Robert Scheer

The first thing I see is the obligation to serve peace.
- Gustav Heinemann

We have an obligation to live in harmony with creation,
with our capital...
with God's creation.
And we need to administer and work that very carefully.
- Bruce Babbitt

Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself.
False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people
feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
- R. D. Laing

The Chancellor also in effect asks us to bargain away
whatever obligation or interest we have as regards
the neutrality of Belgium.
We could not entertain that bargain either.
- Edward Grey

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
- Margaret Mitchell

To impose taxes when the public exigencies require
them is an obligation of the most sacred character,
especially with a free people.
- James Monroe

Teaching civility is an obligation of the family.
- Stephen Carter

As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence
against women becomes a government's obligation,
not just a good idea.
- Charlotte Bunch

To know that everything we say and do to this new little
human being may have a profound effect on him or her
is a daunting obligation.
- Gloria Estefan

Daley may not feel a moral responsibility to eliminate
discrimination but he has a legal obligation to do so.
- Bobby Rush

I think we'll build a consensus for action on Social
Security reform which will reduce that long-term unfunded
obligation and put the system on a sustainable basis.
- John W. Snow

Your first obligation, I suppose, is to your God.
Your second is to your family.
And your third is to your community.
And you ought to try to fulfill all of those in your life.
- Dick Murphy

The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long,
and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.
- Thomas Hobbes

A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation.
If you die before the dinner takes place,
your executor must attend.
- Ward McAllister

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing
so to overcome the passive,
indifferent life.
- Elie Wiesel

It's the government's obligation to look really to
the third parties to get the support to govern.
- Stephen Harper

I think that two people who decide to live together in a marriage situation,
they have an obligation to make the marriage work for them.
- Helen Reddy


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